Allegory of Virtue

1585
Andrea Andreani (Italian, 1558/59–1629), After Jacopo Ligozzi (Italian, 1547–1627), Published by Heinrich Stacker (German, active 16th-17th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.130.9, ii/ii; Meyer I, 25, i/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 47.6 x 32.7 cm (18 3/4 x 12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.471

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in three shades of reddish-brown and black

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Recto, bottom right, stamped in black ink, the mark of Edmund Prideaux (died 1745)(Lugt 893); verso of backing sheet, bottom right, stamped in black ink, the mark of Sir Joshua Reynolds, London (1723-1792)(Lugt 2364); verso of backing sheet, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)

Provenance

Edmund Prideaux (d. 1745; Lugt 893), England. Sir Joshua Reynolds (b. 1723 - d. 1792; Lugt 2364), London. W.G. Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; 1975, bequest of W. G. Russell Allen to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 10, 1975)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen