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The Virgin and Child

Inscription

Etched or engraved in the plate, lower right, the monogram "IBC" or LBC" with the initials superimposed (not in Nagler, Monogrammisten)

Marks

Verso, upper center, in pen and brown ink, the mark of Richard Ford, London (1796-1858)(Lugt 937), 1828, with his additional notation "Bernardino Custi / rare"; verso of window mount, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, bottom right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Richard Ford, London (1796-1858)(Lugt 937), 1828; Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

mid 16th–mid 17th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 4 (copy in reverse)

Accession Number

P13713

Medium or Technique

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