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The Holy Family

Inscription

Verso, top center, in pencil overwritten in brown ink, "Pond's Sale 1760 / No. 41"; verso, upper center, in pen and brown ink, "Bx1Gxx"; verso, upper right, in pen and black ink, "[undecipherable word] Sir Jhoshua / Reynolds Col"; verso, upper left, in pen and black ink, "Sold at Malones Sale"

Marks

Bottom right, stamped in black ink, the mark of Sir Edward Astley, Norfolk (1729-1802)(Lugt 2775); verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, bottom right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Sir Edward Astley, Norfolk (1729-1802)(Lugt 2775); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

about 1605–13

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 01, i/ii; Birke 29, iv/v; Illustrated Bartsch 29, iv/v

Accession Number

P3885

Medium or Technique

Etching, with a few burin touches

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