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The Woman with the Pear, 1651

  • Ferdinand Bol, Dutch, 1616-1680

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 5 3/4 × 4 5/8 inches (14.6 × 11.7 cm) Sheet: 5 3/4 × 4 3/4 inches (14.6 × 12.1 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


Signed and dated, in plate, lower left of image: Bol - 1651

Stamp in red, verso: DIA Stamp, verso: Scripps 1887 [added in ink to the stamp](Lugt Suppl. 2357a)

Inscribed, in pencil, verso: [numeric notations]

1887, F. Meyer (Dresden, Germany). 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bartsch, A. Catalogue Raisonne de Toutes les Etampes de Rembrandt, vol. II. Leipzig, 1880, p. 15, no. 14.

Ferdinand Bol, The Woman with the Pear, 1651, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S160.