Hercules and the Nemean Lion

mid 16th century
Attributed to Niccolo Boldrini (Italian, about 1500–after 1566), After Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, 1483–1520)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.120.18


Sheet: 29.6 x 41.2 cm (11 5/8 x 16 1/4 in.)(trimmed into, or slightly inside of, the borderline)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from two blocks, in brown and black

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, lower right-center, in pen and brown ink, the mark of Jean Mariette, Paris (1660-1742)(Lugt 1786a), 1728; verso, bottom center, in brown ink, the duplicate stamp of the Albertina, Vienna (Lugt 5g); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)


Jean Mariette, Paris (1660-1742)(Lugt 1786a), 1728; 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