The Virgin and Child, St. Sebastian, and a Bishop

early 16th century
Ugo da Carpi (Italian, active about 1502–1532)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.066.26, i/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 40.4 x 30.8 cm (15 7/8 x 12 1/8 in.)(with the borderline showing all around)

Accession Number

21.10826

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in three shades of brown and black

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Bartsch notes the initials “FBV” that appear on the Andreani printing, done in 1605, which he says stand for Federico Barocci (1535-1612). Given the dates of the two artists, if this print is by Ugo da Carpi, it cannot be after Barocci; and conversely, if it is after Barocci, it cannot be by Ugo.

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (b. 1836 - d. 1909), Prague. Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1849 - d. 1910), Boston; by inheritance to his children, Mary Farwell (neé Ayer) Rousmanière (b. 1878 - d. 1935), NY, NY, Nathaniel Farwell Ayer (b. 1879 - d. 1948), Boston, Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1882 - d. 1963), Boston, and Elizabeth (neé Ayer) Inches (b. 1891 - d. ?); December 31, 1921, their gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer