The Descent from the Cross

early 16th century
Ugo da Carpi (Italian, active about 1502–1532), After Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, 1483–1520)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.043.22


Sheet: 34.5 x 27.3 cm (13 9/16 x 10 3/4 in.)(trimmed on the borderlines at the top and right; trimmed within the borderline at the left, and missing the lower margin with the inscription; borderlines apparently added in pen and ink on the left and bottom)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in light blue-gray, blue-gray, and black

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower left, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund