Surprise

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.146.10 (copy in reverse)

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.4 x 15.3 cm (9 5/8 x 6 in.)(trimmed into the image)

Accession Number

64.1131

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in teal blue and black

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Recto, bottom center, in pen and brown ink, an unidentified collector's mark (the initials "J.C.E.")(not in Lugt); verso, upper center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)

Provenance

An unidentified collector (the initials "J.C.E.")(not in Lugt); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen