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St. Elias

early 18th century
Antonio Dardani (Italian, 1677–1735), After Domenico Maria Viani (Italian, 1668–1711)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII, IV, 29, ii/ii (see Note)


Sheet: 38.4 x 26.2 cm (15 1/8 x 10 5/16 in.)(trimmed to the borderline)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from the line block only

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Bartsch describes two states of this print, the first printed from the line block only, with inscriptions at the bottom, and with some hatching that was removed in the second state. His second state is described as printed from two blocks. This impression is printed from the line block only, but it has the hatching of the first state removed (the cross-hatching below and to the right of the bird, and the vertical hatching in the cross). It is trimmed above the area where the inscriptions would be if this were a state with the inscriptions. In this impression, the bottom borderline, of even thickness, extends all the way across the bottom of the print, unlike the bottom borderline of the impression illustrated in The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 48, p. 120, which is of uneven thickness and is broken in the middle. It would seem that the second state of this print should be defined by the changes in the line block, without reference to the presence or absence of a tone block, and that this impression is therefore an impression of the second state.


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


Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, Dresden (1797-1854)(Lugt 971); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen