Allegory of Virtue

Andrea Andreani (Italian, 1558/59–1629), After Jacopo Ligozzi (Italian, 1547–1627), Published by Heinrich Stacker (German, active 16th-17th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.130.9, ii/ii; Meyer I, 25, i/ii


Sheet: 47.6 x 32.7 cm (18 3/4 x 12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in three shades of reddish-brown and black

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Recto, bottom right, stamped in black ink, the mark of Edmund Prideaux (died 1745)(Lugt 893); verso of backing sheet, bottom right, stamped in black ink, the mark of Sir Joshua Reynolds, London (1723-1792)(Lugt 2364); verso of backing sheet, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)


Edmund Prideaux (d. 1745; Lugt 893), England. Sir Joshua Reynolds (b. 1723 - d. 1792; Lugt 2364), London. W.G. Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; 1975, bequest of W. G. Russell Allen to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 10, 1975)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen