Prudence

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.129.6

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.5 x 10 cm (5 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.)(trimmed to the borderline)

Accession Number

21.10802

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in pale tan, gray, and black

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In the dark square (the upper part of the plinth) at the lower left part of the image, apparently in pen and red ink, the monogram of Andrea Andreani; also, at the bottom of the image, about 20 mm from the left edge, in black ink, apparently from a woodblock, the number "56"

Markings

Verso, lower 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