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The Ailing Mother

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Inscription

Recto upper left in pen and brown ink: 107 Recto lower left in graphite pencil: 2eme Etat [the 2 possibly written over a 3] Recto lower right in graphite pencil: 125 Recto lower right in graphite pencil [partially erased]: ... 2 / ...4 Recto lower center in graphite pencil: OSKep.329 Verso lower left in graphite pencil: B.12340 Verso lower right in graphite pencil: FHO Verso lower right in graphite pencil [partially erased]: HN- Verso upper right in pen and brown ink [partially obscured by hinge]: ...08

Signed

Recto lower right in graphite: ABesnard

Provenance

Unidentified antique shop, Boston; purchased there by Malcolm Rogers, Boston, MA, about 1995; his gift to MFA, December, 2001.

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Rogers

Copyright

1889

Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 90 ii/vi

Dimensions

Platemark: 19.5 x 29.5 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.) Sheet: 27.7 x 38.5 cm (10 7/8 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.929

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint, with extensive graphite pencil additions on light green paper

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