An Infant Sleeping on a Cross and Skull

17th–mid 17th century
Unidentified artist, Italian, 17th century, After Guido Reni (Italian, 1575–1642)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch; Passavant VI, 233, 52

Dimensions

Sheet: 8.9 x 12.5 cm (3 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)(trimmed on, or slightly outside of, the borderline)

Accession Number

1975.424

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in brown and black, with some hand touches of white, and some apparent brown watercolor

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Lower left, apparently printed from the line block, the letters "DAECA"(?)

Markings

Verso, lower left, stamped in violet ink, an unidentified mark (not in Lugt); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)

Provenance

An unidentified collector (mark not in Lugt); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen