Aretino and the Siren

1537
Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century (Italian), Possibly after Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian (Venetian), about 1488–1576)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.144.5; Rosand and Muraro 42; Dreyer 13d

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.2 x 15.3 cm (8 3/8 x 6 in.) Image (borderline): 16.4 x 12.6 cm (6 7/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.877

Medium or Technique

Woodcut, line block only (there are impressions of this print with a tone block as well)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

First used in Aretino, Stanze (Venice 1537); this impression from Doni, I mondi (Venice 1552-53), leaf S3r.

Markings

Verso, lower right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Philip Hofer,Cambridge, Massachusetts (1898-1984); anonymous gift by subsequent owner December 18, 1985

Credit Line

Anonymous gift