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, i/ii


Sheet: 32.2 x 44.1 cm (12 11/16 x 17 3/8 in.)(trimmed to, or into, the borderline)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in light brown, two shades of violet-brown, and black

Out on Loan

On display at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, June 3, 2018 – September 16, 2018


Europe, Prints and Drawings



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


Recto, bottom right, stamped in black ink, the mark of Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, Dresden (1797-1854)(Lugt 971); verso, upper right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (Lugt 3593)


Friedrich August II, King of Saxony (b. 1797 - d. 1854), Dresden (Lugt 971). 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