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The Mathematician


1812 (?), acquired by William Esdaile (b. 1758 – d. 1837; Lugt 2617), London [see note 1]. F. Debois (d. about 1840), Paris; April 21-26, 1845, posthumous Debois sale, Hôtel des Ventes, Paris, lot 1223, sold for 13 fr. [see note 2]. January 5, 2001, sold by R. M. Light and Co., Boston and Santa Barbara, to Carolyn Crossett (Mrs. George Rowland) Rowland (b. 1916 - d. 2012), Boston; 2013, bequest of Mrs. Rowland to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 2013) NOTES: [1] According to Esdaile’s annotation (now difficult to decipher) on the verso of the print. [2] According to dealer Robert Light, this is the impression that was in the Debois collection.

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Gift of the Carolyn C. Rowland Trust

about 1628-1637

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein 050 I


Platemark: 19 x 14 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

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