La Visite de la Nourrice (The Visit of the Nursemaid) from the series "Marraige in the City"

Abraham Bosse, French, 1602 - 1676



Engraving on wove paper

Sheet: 10 3/4 × 13 7/8 in. (27.3 × 35.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Melchior Tavernier


Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, within image, lower left: ABosse [AB in ligature] fe'; inscribed, in plate, within image, lower right: Tauernier excudit; inscribed, in plate, lower left: La mine de cette accouchee / me semble si fort en bon poinct / que volontiers pour mon pourpoinct / je voudrois l'avoir empeschee.; inscribed, in plate, lower center left: A cette gentille Nourrice / coiffee de son bauolet / quand on deburoit troubler son laict / feroit bon luy rendre seruice; inscribed, in plate, lower center right: Et, pour cette jeune seruente / qui chauffe la couche a L'enfant / qui luy vouldroit en faire autant / le croy quelle seroit contente,; inscribed, in plate, lower right: L'entens à faire le mesnage / et sur tout a dresser un lict / mais, pout, y prendre son desauict / je fais mieux encor cet ouurage. Watermark, center left: [indistinct] P R


Dr. David James, Miami, Florida; sold to present collection, 1964.

Catalogue Raisonne

Duplessis 155.1379; Lothe 270.283; Colas 2624; Lipperheide: A. Blum 28-45

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