Cain Killing Abel

early 17th–mid 17th century
Attributed to Johannes Gallus (Italian, 1585 to about 1652), Probably after Marco Pino (Italian, about 1525–about 1587)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch


Sheet: 38.5 x 25.1 cm (15 3/16 x 9 7/8 in.)(trimmed to, or slightly into, the borderline)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in light brown, brown, gray-brown, and black

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, bottom right, stamped in gray ink, an unidentified collector's mark; verso, bottom right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)


An unidentified collector (mark not in Lugt). W. G. Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; 1986, bequest of W. G. Russell Allen to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 26, 1986)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen