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This is not from the same plate as the impression in London illustrated in The Illustrated Bartsch, and may be a deceptive copy.


Verso, center, in pen and brown ink, the mark of Richard Ford, London (1796-1858)(Lugt 937), 1821; verso, lower left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Richard Ford, London (1796-1858)(Lugt 937), 1821; Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA Novrmber 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

about 1527

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 3


Sheet: 12.2 x 7.9 cm (4 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.) Platemark: 12 x 7.9 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving


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