The Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist

Johannes Gallus (Italian, 1585 to about 1652), After Marco dal Pino (Italian, about 1525–about 1587 or 1588)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.058.15

Dimensions

Sheet: 41.5 x 26.5 cm (16 5/16 x 10 7/16 in.)(trimmed to the borderline)

Accession Number

87.823

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in two shades of brown and two shades of red-brown

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 left, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Ambroise Firmin-Didot (b. 1790- d. 1876), Paris (Lugt 119). By 1888, Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896; Lugt 1309), New York; 1897, sold by Sewall to the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: May 10, 2017)

NOTES: [1] Henry F. Sewall offered his collection to the MFA for purchase in 1888. That purchase was finalized and executed in 1897, one year after his death.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund