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An etching of a figure wearing a pyramid-shaped costume.

An etching of a figure wearing a pyramid-shaped costume. The figure’s body makes up the base of the pyramid, and they wear a hat making up the pointed top. Their face is visible, and they smile. The base of the pyramid has decorative patterning along the top and bottom, and several decorative elements in the center. They are wearing long robes underneath the pyramid costume, and sandals.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Benigno Bossi, Italian (Arcisate, Italy 1727 - 1792 Parma)
After Ennemond Alexandre Petitot, French (Lyon 1727 - 1801 Parma)
Young Monk
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Jeune Moine à la Grecque
Series/Book Title: Mascarade à la Grecque, plate 9
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

plate: 27 × 18.8 cm (10 5/8 × 7 3/8 in.)
sheet: 41.2 × 29 cm (16 1/4 × 11 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, below image: Jeune Moine a la Grecque
  • inscription: in plate, lower left: Chev.r E. A. Petitot inv.
  • inscription: in plate, lower right: Gravè [sic] par Benigno Boƒsi.
  • inscription: in image, on plinth: [illegible Hebrew or Greek letters]
  • inscription: in plate, upper right: 9
  • inscription: upper right, brown ink: 10
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: Mayor
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 990573 [in rectangle]
  • inscription: verso, top, graphite, erased: [illegible text]
  • watermark: center of page: fleur-de-lys
  • label: from old mat, printed text: D'après Eurimond Alexandre PETITOT / Lyon 1727-Parme 1801 / Jeune Moine à la Grecque, planche 9 de la suite de 10 pièces intitulées Mascarade à la Grecque, / Parme, 1771. Eau-forte par Benigno Bossi, 270 x 188, grandes marges (Le Blanc 195), belle / épreuve, le no 10 annoté à la plumeet encre brune en haut à droite.
  • inscription: from old mat, graphite: Le Blanc 195 / Filigrauue: Fleur de lys / Petitot (d'aprés Eurimond Alexandre) / "Mascarade à la grecque" 10 pl. / jeune moine à la grecque / Eua-forte par Benigno Bossi, 1771


Recorded Ownership History
American Art Market, sold; to [Galerie Paul Prouté, Paris], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2017

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Standard Reference Number
Le Blanc 195

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Acquisition Fund for Prints
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Giorgio Cusatelli, Petitot: un artista del Settecento europeo a Parma, exh. cat., Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo (Parma, 1997), pp. 10-29 [reference citation]
  • Edouard Kopp, Elizabeth M. Rudy, and Kristel Smentek, ed., Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2022), pp. 25-27, repr. p. 26

Exhibition History

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