Hercules Chasing Avarice from the Temple of the Muses

about 1517–18
Ugo da Carpi (Italian, active about 1502–1532), After Baldassare Peruzzi (Italian, 1481–1536)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.133.12, ii/ii


Sheet: 29.6 x 22.8 cm (11 5/8 x 9 in.)(trimmed to, or slightly into, the borderline)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in light gray and black

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



The lower right corner has been deceptively repaired, and the image there is diffenent from the original print


Verso, slightly left of center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1849 - d. 1910), Boston; by inheritance to his children, Mary Farwell (neé Ayer) Rousmanière (b. 1878 - d. 1935), NY, NY, Nathaniel Farwell Ayer (b. 1879 - d. 1948), Boston, Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1882 - d. 1963), Boston, and Elizabeth (neé Ayer) Inches (b. 1891 - d. ?); December 31, 1921, their gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer