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 26, ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 50.3 x 33.7 cm (19 13/16 x 13 1/4 in.) Image: 49.7 x 33.4 cm (19 9/16 x 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10804

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, apparently printed from two blocks, in tan and black (Bartsch says the image is printed from three blocks)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Bartsch „„„

Markings

Verso, lower right-center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1849 - d. 1910), Boston; by inheritance to his children, Mary Farwell (neé Ayer) Rousmanière (b. 1878 - d. 1935), NY, NY, Nathaniel Farwell Ayer (b. 1879 - d. 1948), Boston, Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1882 - d. 1963), Boston, and Elizabeth (neé Ayer) Inches (b. 1891 - d. ?); December 31, 1921, their gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer