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Disparate Ridiculo (Ridiculous Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 3

Provenance

William Bell Scott (no stamp)(1811-1890), England ; W.G. Russell Allen (1882-1955), Boston; bequest to MFA April 1974

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

Extravagant Folly

Drawn and etched 1815–17; published 1864

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 250, III, 1; Delteil 0204

Accession Number

1974.224c

Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint, emery stone, drypoint, and tonal scratching; posthumous first edition

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