The Christian Hero

1610
Andrea Andreani (Italian, 1558/59–1629), After Giovanni Battista Franco (Italian, about 1510–1561)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.136.14; Meyer I, 26, indeterminate state (trimmed above the portion of the sheet with the dedication)

Dimensions

Sheet: 38.6 x 28.9 cm (15 3/16 x 11 3/8 in.)(trimmed to the inner borderline at the top and sides, and lacking the dedication at the bottom)

Accession Number

1975.451

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from two blocks, in light orange-brown and black

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Recto, bottom right, stamped in blue ink, the mark of Karl Ewald Hasse, Göttingen (1810-1902)(Lugt 860); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)

Provenance

Karl Ewald Hasse, Göttingen (1810-1902)(Lugt 860); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen