Frontispiece, from the series Variæ tum Passionis Christi tum vitæ beatæ Mariæ Virginis (Les Mystères de la Passion ; The Mysteries of the Passion)

Abraham Bosse, French, 1602 - 1676


about 1635

Etching on laid paper

Plate: 3 7/16 × 3 1/16 in. (8.8 × 7.7 cm)

Sheet: 3 15/16 × 3 3/8 in. (10 × 8.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935



Israël Henriet, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, center: VARIAE [AE in ligature] / TVM PASSIONIS / CHRISTI, / TVM VITAE [AE in ligature] BEATAE [AE in ligature] / MARIAE [AE in ligature] / Virginis. / Israel ex.; inscribed, in plate, within alternating medaillons: IHS [Christogram] / MA [monogram and symbol of Mary]; inscribed, in plate, within cartouche, lower center: Cum priuil. Regis; Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in purple ink, lower right: Dr [r in superscript] R [in square] [Lugt 4714]

Exhibition History

Envisioning Jerusalem: Prints from Durer to Rembrandt, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 9-June 19, 2011.

Publication History

Timothy Rub, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Kelly Pask, "A Gift to the College: The Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil Jr. Collection of Master Prints", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1998, listed, p.82, no. 7.


Alfred Rossier (1879-1958), Vevey, Swtizerland [Lugt 4713]; William H. Schab Gallery, Inc., New York; sold to Jean K. and Adolph Weil, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, May 20, 1982; given to present collection, 1997.

Catalogue Raisonne

Lieure 690; Meaume 31-36

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