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The Virgin and Child in the Clouds

mid 16th–late 16th century (additions by Agostino Carracci about 1582)
Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, and Agostino Carracci (Italian, 1557–1602)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XIV.060.053 (copy mentioned by Bartsch); Passavant (anonymous followers of Marcantonio) 26 (copy); Bartsch (Agostino Carracci) 36; Bohlin 99; Illustrated Bartsch (Carracci) 51 (see Notes)

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.3 x 18 cm (9 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

K2204

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The clouds in the upper half of this print, and the two angels’ heads, were added by Agostino Carracci, c. 1582. The first state of the print, before Agostino’s additions, is illustrated in Bohlin.

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, center, in pen and brown ink, "S.R.K. / From A.C. Whipple. / In exchange. / 1889."; verso of backing sheet, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Boston (1837-1900)(Lugt 1580); verso of backing sheet, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Koehler Collection (Lugt 1581)

Provenance

A.C. Whipple; Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Boston (1837-1900); his gift to the MFA October 20, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler