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A Tomb Surmounted by the Virgin and Child in an Oval Wreath

About 1555–65
Possibly by Angiolo Falconetto (Italian, about 1507–1567), After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (Angelo Falcone) 13, after ii/ii (with the inscription "Ang. falco" remarked by Bartsch, and also with "Donati Rascicoti form.", not mentioned by Bartsch


Sheet: 30.8 x 22.3 cm (12 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



For a discussion of Angiolo Falconetto see David Acton’s entry on this artist in Sue Welsh Reed and Richard W. Wallace, Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), pp. 45-6.

This print, which is executed in etching and engraving, is described by Bartsch as the original; the print that is described by Bartsch as a copy appears to be executed entirely in etching, and is used by The Illustrated Bartsch as the illustration for the artist’s work in Vol. 44. It is possible that Bartsch confused the original and the copy.


Etched in the plate, bottom center, "Ang. falco"; engraved in the plate, to the right of the prior inscription, "Donati Rascicoti form."


Verso, upper left-center, in pen and black ink, the mark of William Sharp, Manchester (mid-19th cent.)(Lugt 2650); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


William Sharp, Manchester (mid-19th cent.)(Lugt 2650); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(cf. Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund