The Holy Family

17th–mid 18th century
Mark of Andrea Andreani (Italian, 1558/59–1629), Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch

Dimensions

Sheet: 19.5 x 13.7 cm (7 11/16 x 5 3/8 in.)(trimmed to the borderline)

Accession Number

1986.109

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This woodcut, printed from a line block only, has the monogram of Andrea Andreani and the date 1599 in the upper left corner. However, it hardly seems to be in Andreani’s style. In addition, the paper is not a typical late sixteenth- or early seventeenth-century Italian paper.

Markings

Verso, bottom right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)

Provenance

W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA March 26, 1986

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen