Surprise

early 16th century
Ugo da Carpi (Italian, active about 1502–1532), After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.146.10, iii/iii

Dimensions

Sheet: 25 x 16.7 cm (9 13/16 x 6 9/16 in.)(trimmed c.5-7 mm outside the oval borderline)

Accession Number

P1699

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Recto, bottom, in pen and brown ink, "Francisco Parmisan"

Markings

Verso, lower right, stamped in purple ink, an unidentified collector's mark (not in Lugt); verso, lower center, stamped in blue ink, the mark of Mary Jane Morgan, New York (d. before 1886)(Lugt 1879); verso, bottom right-center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, upper center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

An unidentified collector (mark not in Lugt); Mary Jane Morgan, New York (d. before 1886)(Lugt 1879); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund