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The Adoration of the Shepherds

1579
Gerardo Fontana (Italian, active about 1579), After Girolamo da Carpi (Italian, 1501–1556)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch, Nagler, Passavant, or Le Blanc

Dimensions

Sheet: 36.3 x 46.9 cm (14 5/16 x 18 7/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

M12212

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in the plate, bottom center, "P. Stephanonius. for:"; engraved in the plate, across the bottom, "P. S. F."; engraved in the plate, bottom right, "Girardo Fontana / Fredo Fecit 1579.".

Markings

Verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

W.S. Dexter, Boston; his gift to the MFA March 12, 1897

Credit Line

Gift of W. S. Dexter