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, ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 40.4 x 30.6 cm (15 7/8 x 12 1/16 in.)(with the borderline showing all around)

Accession Number

64.1048

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in four shades of grayish brown

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Not after Baroccio


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, lower 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 September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen