The Sacrifice of Abraham
Bartsch XII.022.4 (first part); Meyer 3
Sheet (overall): 78.1 x 172.1 cm (30 3/4 x 67 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from the line block only
Not On View
Proof before the dedication to Francesco Maria della Rovere, in place of which is spliced the printed dedication of Vincentio Serafini to Signore Cesare Menconi of Perugia. This is surmounted by a woodcut-printed blank escutheon which has been modified in pen with a bend between two stars, perhaps Menconi’s armorial bearings (?). The new dedication is dated 1634.
In this impression, the dedication to Francesco Maria delle Rovere, and an area above the dedication, have been cut out and replaced with a dedication to Cesare Menconi and a coat of arms. The new dedication is dated 1634.
W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA March 26, 1986
Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen