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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Cornelis Bega, Dutch (Haarlem, Netherlands 1631/32 - 1664 Haarlem, Netherlands)
The Mother Seated in an Inn
Work Type
17th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Etching on cream antique laid paper
plate: 15.3 × 12.1 cm (6 × 4 3/4 in.)
sheet: 15.6 × 12.3 cm (6 1/8 × 4 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: MA115F
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: C. 16014
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: B. 31l
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left, brown ink: [pomegranate] [Lugt 4473, mark of Leonard Baskin]
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), Lurley and Devon, England, and Leeds, Massachusetts (Lugt 4473). [Artemis Fine Arts, London], sold; to Maida and George Abrams, Boston, 1983, gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2020
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Hollstein 31
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George Abrams in honor of Peter van den Brink, Director of the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Konrad Renger and Dorothea Schmidt, Graphik in Holland: Esaias und Jan van de Velde, Rembrandt, Ostade und ihr Kreis : Radierung, Kupferstich, Schabkunst : Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Ausstellung in der Neuen Pinakothek, 9. Juni bis 1. August 1982., exh. cat., Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München and Neue Pinakothek (Munich, 1982), pp. 142 – 144, repr. as cat no. 119, fig. 103 [not Harvard impression, related bibliography]

Peter van den Brink and Bernd Wolfgang Lindemann, Cornelis Bega: Eleganz und raue Sitten, exh. cat., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin, 2012), p. 226, repr. as cat. 62b

Exhibition History

Cornelis Bega: Eleganz und raue Sitten, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen, Aachen, 03/15/2012 - 06/10/2012; Gemäldegalerie Berlin, 07/01/2012 - 10/02/2012

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