St. Francis Holding the Christ Child in the Presence of the Virgin

1590s
Pietro Faccini (Italian, about 1562–1602)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 1; Illustrated Bartsch 1, only state

Dimensions

Sheet: 34 x 24.7 cm (13 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)(trimmed within the platemark at the top and sides; lacking the blank bottom margin)

Accession Number

64.2222

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, upper left, in pen and brown ink, the mark of Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1668; verso, bottom left, stamped in blue-green ink, the mark of the Cabinet Brentano-Birkenstock, Vienna and Frankfurt (Lugt 345); verso, left center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1668; Cabinet Brentano-Birkenstock (founded 1765 by Johann-Melchior Birkenstock (1738-1809)), Vienna and Frankfurt (Lugt 345); William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; by inheritance to his niece, Lydia Evans Tunnard (Mrs. Christopher Tunnard, b. 1913 - d. 1980), New Haven, CT; 1964, year-end gift of Mrs. Christopher Tunnard to the MFA. (Accession date: January 13, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in memory of W. G. Russell Allen