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Venus (or Galatea) Riding on Dolphins

Illustrated Bartsch cites this impression as being an impression of TIB 203, Copy 2. It is indeed an impression of the print illustrated in TIB as Copy 2. However, it has a blank lower margin, as described in Bohlin 181, Copy 6 (which seems to be the same plate as TIB 203, Copy 6), and the...

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Marks

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

late 16th–early 17th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 129 (copy in reverse); Bohlin 181, presumably Copy 6 (see Notes); Illustrated Bartsch 203, either Copy 2 or Copy 6 (see Notes)

Accession Number

B839

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