An Apostle

about 1525–1550
Domenico Beccafumi (Domenico di Giacomo di Pace) (Italian (Sienese), 1486–1551)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.072.15; Meyer III, 15


Sheet: 39.9 x 20.2 cm (15 11/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks, in yellow-brown, brown, and dark brown

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, lower center, in pen and brown ink, "Mariette 1730" (this mark not in Lugt, but it is possibly the mark of Jean Mariette (1660-1742)(see Lugt 1488); verso, bottom center, in brown ink, the duplicate stamp of the Albertina, Vienna (Lugt 5g); verso, lower right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)


Jean Mariette, Paris (1660-1742)(?)(see Lugt 1488), 1730; the Albertina, Vienna (Lugt 5g); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen