Hercules Driving Envy from the Temple of the Muses

early 16th century
Ugo da Carpi (Italian, active about 1502–1532), After Baldassare Peruzzi (Italian, 1481–1536)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.133.12, ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 29.6 x 22.8 cm (11 5/8 x 9 in.)(trimmed to, or slightly into, the borderline)

Accession Number

21.10830

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in light gray and black

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The lower right corner has been deceptively repaired, and the image there is diffenent from the original print

Markings

Verso, slightly left of center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

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