Portrait of Charles V
Bartsch XII.140.1 (in this impression, the blank space in the right background has been filled in with pen and ink)
Sheet: 50.5 x 36 cm (19 7/8 x 14 3/16 in.) Image (borderline): 50 x 35.6 cm (19 11/16 x 14 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Verso, bottom right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of Jules Michelin, Paris (c.1815-1870)(Lugt 1490); verso, bottom center, stamped in blue ink, an unidentified mark (not in Lugt); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (1836-1909)(Lugt 2773); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)
Jules Michelin (c.1815 - d. 1870), Paris. An unidentified collector. Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (b. 1836 - d. 1909), Prague. 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