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A Shepherd Behind a Tree

The inscription in the upper left corner of the plate has been effaced in this impression.

Marks

Verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, lower right, 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

1656

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 23; Hollstein 23, apparently iii/iii, although the vertical dimension of the plate has been reduced to 13.9 cm, not the 12.7 cm described in Hollstein, so that possibly this is an intermediate state between ii/iii and iii/iii.

Accession Number

B1979

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