The Virgin and Child Surrounded by Saints

late 16th century
Alessandro Gandini (Italian, active about 1550–1600), Possibly after Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.065.25

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.4 x 24.2 cm (13 15/16 x 9 1/2 in.)(trimmed within the image, with false borderlines drawn in)

Accession Number

21.10869

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in three shades of brown

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

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

Provenance

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