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Apollo and Hyacinth


Verso, bottom left, the blindstamp of the British Museum, London (Lugt 298), containing the initials "HS" (Hans Sloane); verso, bottom left, the duplicate blindstamp of the British Museum (Lugt 703); verso, lower right, stamped in dark gray ink, the mark of The Rev. J. Burleigh James, Knowbury Park, Shropshire (mid-19th cent.)(Lugt 1425); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Sir Hans Sloane, London (1660-1753)(see Lugt 298); British Museum, London (Lugt 298, 703); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

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Harvey D. Parker Collection

mid 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch; Passavant, VI, p. 98. no. 68 (apparently a copy in reverse); Illustrated Bartsch 67 (probable attribution to Caraglio)(a copy in reverse; it is unclear whether it is one of the copies listed in The Illustrated Bartsch)

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