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A Prison Scene

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Verso, bottom right, in pen and brown ink, the mark of François Debois, Paris (died c.1845)(Lugt 985), 1842; verso, bottom left, stamped in gray-violet ink, the mark of Juan Jorge (John J.) Peoli, New York, Havana (1825-1893)(Lugt 2020); verso, left center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)


François Debois, Paris (died c.1845)(Lugt 895), 1842; Juan Jorge (John J.) Peoli, New York, Havana (1825-1893)(Lugt 2020); his sale, New York, American Art Association, May 10-11, 1894, lot 1288; purchased there by MFA

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Museum purchase

mid 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 66; Bellini F13, ii/v (rejected attribution); Boorsch, Lewis & Lewis R8, ii/v (rejected attribution)


Sheet: 28.1 x 42.2 cm (11 1/16 x 16 5/8 in.)(trimmed on or slightly within the platemark)

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