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The Rape of Europa

Inscription

Lower right, etched in the plate, just above the initials "M.O.S.", the inscription "avec privilege du Roy 1663.". This inscription does not appear in the impression illustrated in The Illustrated Bartsch.

Marks

Verso, lower left-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, lower left-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

1663

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 2; Illustrated Bartsch 2 (an undescribed second state, with the added inscription "avec privilege du Roy 1663.", lower right)

Accession Number

B2878

Medium or Technique

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