Requires Photography

St. Matthew

1721
Antonio Maria Zanetti I (Italian, 1680–1767), After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 7, an undescribed state (see Notes)

Dimensions

Sheet: 15.5 x 7.6 cm (6 1/8 x 3 in.)(trimmed into, or within, the borderline)

Accession Number

68.354

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

This impression is of a state not described by Bartsch. It has the date 1721, rather than the 1722 described by Bartsch. The Illustrated Bartsch illustrates an impression also with the date 1721, but this MFA impression differs from that illustrated in TIB in several respects: the point of the halberd no longer extends to the upper margin; the darker tone blocks are cut away (about 5-7 mm in height and width) in the upper right, lower left, and lower right corners; and there are some differences in the apostle’s hair.

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