Doge Francesco Venier

1554
Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Possibly by Cesare Vecellio (Italian, 1521–1601), After Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian (Venetian), about 1488–1576)


Catalogue Raisonné

Passavant VI, 243, 101a

Dimensions

Sheet: 39.3 x 27.5 cm (15 1/2 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.428

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In block, u.r.: FRANCISCVS/ VENERIO/ DVX/ VENETI/ARVM/ M.D.L. /IIII.; in brown ink, center left: Eligitúr Dúx Venet...81/Anno Christi 1554./06ÿt 1556

Markings

Verso, bottom left, stamped in brown ink, the mark of Paul Davidsohn, Berlin (born 1839)(Lugt 654); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)

Provenance

W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA. (Accession date, September 10, 1975)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen