Chronos (Allegory of Time)

about 1533–50
Giuseppe Niccolò Rossigliani, called Niccolò Vicentino (Italian, active about 1510–1550), After Giovanni Antonio de Sachis, called "Il Pordenone" (Italian, about 1484–1539), Formerly attributed to Ugo da Carpi (Italian, active about 1502–1532), Formerly thought to be after Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.125.27, indeterminate state (the lower part of the print is trimmed off)(probably ii/ii, as the arm of the scales prints without the dark block (compare to 64.1110 and 64.1113))


Sheet: 29 x 41 cm (11 7/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from four blocks in black and three shades of red

Out on Loan

Out On Loan


Europe, Prints and Drawings



See drawing at Chatsworth by Pordenone. After facade of Palazzo d’Anna, Venice, frescoed by Pordenone about 1533.


Verso, right center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (Lugt 3593)


W.G. Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; 1964, bequest of W. G. Russell Allen to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 23, 1964)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen