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The Creation of Adam

about 1533
Gasparo Ruina (Italian, active about 1533), After Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian (Florentine), 1475–1564)


Catalogue Raisonné

Le Blanc 1

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.2 x 51.9 cm (13 7/8 x 20 7/16 in.)(trimmed to the borderline)

Accession Number

1975.534

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This print exists in two states. This state, apparently the earlier one, is before the changes to Adam’s nose and his left hand. For an impression of the other state, see 1975.535.

Markings

Verso, bottom center, in brown ink, the duplicate stamp of the Albertina, Vienna (Lugt 5g); verso, bottom right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (Lugt 3593)

Provenance

Albertina, Vienna (Lugt 5g); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen