St. Francis Holding the Christ Child in the Presence of the Virgin

Pietro Faccini (Italian, about 1562–1602)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 1; Illustrated Bartsch 1, only state


Sheet: 34 x 24.7 cm (13 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)(trimmed within the platemark at the top and sides; lacking the blank bottom margin)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, upper left, in pen and brown ink, the mark of Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1668; verso, bottom left, stamped in blue-green ink, the mark of the Cabinet Brentano-Birkenstock, Vienna and Frankfurt (Lugt 345); verso, left center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1668; Cabinet Brentano-Birkenstock (founded 1765 by Johann-Melchior Birkenstock (1738-1809)), Vienna and Frankfurt (Lugt 345); William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; by inheritance to his niece, Lydia Evans Tunnard (Mrs. Christopher Tunnard, b. 1913 - d. 1980), New Haven, CT; 1964, year-end gift of Mrs. Christopher Tunnard to the MFA. (Accession date: January 13, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in memory of W. G. Russell Allen