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An Apostle Walking Toward the Left

About 1555–65
Possibly by Angiolo Falconetto (Italian, about 1507–1567)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (Angelo Falcone) 5


Sheet: 11.8 x 6.5 cm (4 5/8 x 2 9/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark; lacking c. 5 mm on the left and c. 14 mm on the right)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


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.


Verso, upper left-center, in pen and black ink, the mark of William Sharp, Manchester (mid-19th cent.)(Lugt 2650); verso, upper 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