The Death of Ajax

about 1525–50
Giuseppe Niccolò Rossigliani, called Niccolò Vicentino (Italian, active about 1510–1550), After Polidoro da Caravaggio (Italian, about 1497–about 1543)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.099.9, i/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 34 x 44.8 cm (13 3/8 x 17 5/8 in.) Image (borderline): 31.7 x 41.8 cm (12 1/2 x 16 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.1084

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks, in light brown, blue-gray, and black

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, bottom right-center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of Dr. Julius Hofmann, Carlsbad and Vienna (1840-1913)(Lugt 1264); verso, top center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (Lugt 3593)

Provenance

Dr. Julius Hofmann, Carlsbad and Vienna (1840-1913)(Lugt 1264); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen