Sepelire Mortuos (Bury the Dead)

Sebastien Bourdon, French, 1616 - 1671



Etching and engraving on wove paper

Overall: 16 3/4 × 23 in. (42.5 × 58.4 cm)

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


Portfolio / Series Title

The Seven Works of Mercy


Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, lower center: VII. Sepelire mortuos. Tob. 1.21.; lower right: Sebastianus Bourdon Monpeliensis; further inscriptions in Latin and French

Exhibition History

Death and Dying: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 55, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 26, 1995.


David Tunick, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1971.

Catalogue Raisonne

Robert-Dumesnil, Vol. XI, p. 19, no. 8

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