Requires Photography

Portrait of Charles V

about 1550
Giovanni Britto (Italian, active about 1550), After Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian (Venetian), about 1488–1576)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.140.1 (in this impression, the blank space in the right background has been filled in with pen and ink)

Dimensions

Sheet: 50.5 x 36 cm (19 7/8 x 14 3/16 in.) Image (borderline): 50 x 35.6 cm (19 11/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

21.10805

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, bottom right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of Jules Michelin, Paris (c.1815-1870)(Lugt 1490); verso, bottom center, stamped in blue ink, an unidentified mark (not in Lugt); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (1836-1909)(Lugt 2773); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Jules Michelin, Paris (c.1815-1870)(Lugt 1490); an unidentified collector (not in Lugt); Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (1836-1909)(Lugt 2773); James B. Ayer, Boston; to his children, Mrs. John E. Rousmanière, Mrs. Henderson Inches, Nathaniel F. Ayer, Esq., and James B. Ayer (1882-1968, Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School); their gift to the MFA December 31, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer