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An Allegory on the Expulsion from Paradise and the Sacrifice of Abel

Allegory of the Fall and Redemption
The Sacrifice of Cain

16th Century
School of Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, 1480–1527/34), Designed by Amico Aspertini (Italian, 1474 – 1552), Formerly attributed to Agostino Veneziano (Italian, about 1490–after 1536), Formerly attributed to Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (Italian, active 1539–1574)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XV.008.003 (Raimondi school)


Sheet: 24 × 32.5 cm (9 7/16 × 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View




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November 20, 2018, anonymous sale (Estampes – Livres Anciens et Autographes), Thierry Magret, Paris, lot 353, to Hill-Stone, Inc., South Dartmouth, MA; 2019, sold by Hill-Stone, Inc. to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard