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Inexplicabilis mysterii gesta beatae Veronicae virginis

Beatae Veronicae monasterii

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Attributed to Cesare da Sesto (Italian, 1477–1523), Attributed to Marco d'Oggiono (Italian, about 1467–1524)

Place of Publication: Milan, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sander 3531; Mortimer, Italian, 243; Kristeller, Lombardische, 196


Overall: 20.3 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm (8 x 6 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 10 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Milan: Gottardo da Ponte, 1518) Quarto; 144 leaves [NB: first two quires (aa-bb) bound at end]; nineteenth-century half gilt-stamped brown morocco, marbled paper boards (reddish-brown cloth box).

Illustrations: vision of St. Veronica being offered a wafer by Christ in a cloud of angels (title verso, repeated fol. o6v); eight smaller cuts of further miracles of Veronica

Milan: Gottardo da Ponte, 1518


Girolamo Marchese d’Adda (1815-1881); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919); William M. Ivins, Jr. (1881-1961), purchased 1924; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, February 13, 1963.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund