mid 16th century
Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.128.3


Sheet: 16.6 x 12.1 cm (6 9/16 x 4 3/4 in.) Image (borderline): 14.8 x 10.1 cm (5 13/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in light brown, medium brown, and dark brown

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, bottom left, stamped in black ink, the mark of Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); verso, lower center, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (b. 1790 - d. 1876), Paris. Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1849 - d. 1910), Boston; by inheritance to his children, Mary Farwell (neé Ayer) Rousmanière (b. 1878 - d. 1935), NY, NY, Nathaniel Farwell Ayer (b. 1879 - d. 1948), Boston, Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1882 - d. 1963), Boston, and Elizabeth (neé Ayer) Inches (b. 1891 - d. ?); December 31, 1921, their gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer