St. John the Baptist

1723
Antonio Maria Zanetti I (Italian, 1680–1767), After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 17, ii/ii; Passavant vol. VI, p. 247, no. 17, ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 17.1 x 9.9 cm (6 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.)(trimmed to or slightly into the borderline)

Accession Number

68.366

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks, in three shades of olive brown

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The line of the right forearm is missing near the elbow, and there is a light rectangle 13 x 4 mm at the right edge, parallel with St. John’s head

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (Lugt 3593)

Provenance

W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen