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Pallas Athena

Jacopo Caraglio (Italian, 1505–1565), After Rosso Fiorentino (Giovanni Battista di Jacopo) (Italian (Florentine), 1494–1540)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 43, ii/ii (with reworking by Villamena); Illustrated Bartsch 43, iv/iv (Losi impression)


Sheet: 29.1 x 22 cm (11 7/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Platemark: 21.2 x 11.1 cm (8 3/8 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Illustrated Bartsch describes four states of this series, the second with the address of Salamanca, the third with the reworking by Villamena, and the fourth with the address of Losi in place of Salamanca’s. These addresses appear only on the first plate in the series (Saturn, B.24), so in fact the rest of the plates exist in only two distinguishable states. This impression is a Losi printing, as it is on paper identical to that of the Losi printing of the Saturn (accession number B819.1).


Verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)


William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock