The Four Doctors of the Church

mid 16th century
Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century (Italian), Probably after Domenico Beccafumi (Domenico di Giacomo di Pace) (Italian (Sienese), 1486–1551)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.084.35; Meyer (woodcuts after Beccafumi) 21

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.6 x 17 cm (8 1/2 x 6 11/16 in.)(trimmed slightly into, and in places within, the borderline)

Accession Number

P1649

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in olive brown and black

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, bottom left, stamped in black ink, the mark of Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund