Nude Man Seen from Behind
Sheet: 28.9 x 18.1 cm (11 3/8 x 7 1/8 in.)(trimmed to, or slightly into, the borderline)
Medium or Technique
Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from two blocks, in light yellow-brown and dark brown
Not On View
Recto, bottom right, stamped in gray ink, the initials "EP", possibly the mark of Edmund Prideaux (d. 1745)(Lugt 888); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)
Possibly Edmund Prideaux (d. 1745)(Lugt 888). 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.
Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer