The Virgin and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist
Sheet: 19.4 x 23.9 cm (7 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)(trimmed to the borderline)
Medium or Technique
Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in olive green and black
Not On View
Verso, lower left, in pen and black ink, an inscription by Johann Andreas Boerner, Nuremberg (1785-1862), "Bartsch. Catalogue des clair-obscurs italiens. / III. 12. / La Ste. Vierge; d'après le Parmesan, / par un anonyme. / Épreuve avant la rupture de la pl."
Verso, lower left, in pen and black ink, the mark of Johann Andreas Boerner, Nuremberg (1785-1862), 1809; verso, upper center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)
1809, Johann Andreas Boerner (b. 1785 - d. 1862), Nuremberg. 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.
Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer