Sheet: 35.6 x 51.5 cm (14 x 20 1/4 in.)(trimmed within the borderline, especially at right and bottom)
Medium or Technique
Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in orange-brown, brown, and black
Not On View
This impression is before the inscription in the banderole. The sheet is trimmed within the borderline at the bottom, so the presence or absence of the address of the Typographia Ferroniana cannot be ascertained.
Verso of backing sheet, 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.
Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer