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


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


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




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


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