A Thesis

Bartolomeo Coriolano (Italian, 1599–1676), After Domenico Briccio

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.138.17


Sheet: 35.6 x 51.5 cm (14 x 20 1/4 in.)(trimmed within the borderline, especially at right and bottom)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in orange-brown, brown, and black

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



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.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer