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St. Matthew

Antonio Maria Zanetti I (Italian, 1680–1767), After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 7, an undescribed state (see Notes)


Sheet: 15.5 x 7.6 cm (6 1/8 x 3 in.)(trimmed into, or within, the borderline)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks, in three shades of olive brown

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



This impression is of a state not described by Bartsch. It has the date 1721, rather than the 1722 described by Bartsch. The Illustrated Bartsch illustrates an impression also with the date 1721, but this MFA impression differs from that illustrated in TIB in several respects: the point of the halberd no longer extends to the upper margin; the darker tone blocks are cut away (about 5-7 mm in height and width) in the upper right, lower left, and lower right corners; and there are some differences in the apostle’s hair.


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


W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen