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, ii/ii


Sheet: 32.1 x 42.6 cm (12 5/8 x 16 3/4 in.)(trimmed to, or slightly into, the borderline)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, bottom left, stamped in black ink, the mark of Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); verso, bottom left, stamped in gray ink, the mark of Juan Jorge (John J.) Peoli, New York, Havana (1825-1893)(Lugt 2020); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)


Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); Juan Jorge (John J.) Peoli, New York, Havana (1825-1893)(Lugt 2020); his sale, American Art Association, New York, May 10-11, 1894, lot 2079; purchased there by MFA

Credit Line

Museum purchase