Perseus Slaying Medusa

Copied after Giovanni Gallo (Italian, 16th century), Unidentified artist, French, 17th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.124.25, Copy A; Le Blanc 4 (copy in reverse)


Sheet: 38.2 x 25.5 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.) Image (borderline): 35.6 x 23.1 cm (14 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in orange-tan, red, and black

Not On View


Prints and Drawings




Verso, upper 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