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The Fall of the Giants

Bartolomeo Coriolano (Italian, 1599–1676), After Guido Reni (Italian, 1575–1642)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.114.12, ii/ii; Takahatake 19 (Version B), i/iii, Variant c


Sheet: 90.1 x 63.8 cm (35 1/2 x 25 1/8 in.) Borderline: 88.3 x 62.3 cm (34 3/4 x 24 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut on four sheets, printed from three blocks in orange-brown, medium brown, and dark brown

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, upper left, stamped in violet ink, the mark of Mrs. J.B. Ayer (Mary E. Farwell Ayer), Boston (1845-1915)(not in Lugt), 1907; verso, right center and lower left, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the Kunstverein Bremen (Lugt 294); verso, upper right and lower left, in brown ink, the duplicate stamp of the Kunsthalle Bremen (Lugt 293); verso, lower left, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Kunsthalle, Bremen (Lugt 293, 294); Gutekunst sale, June 1907; purchased at the sale by Mary E. Farwell Ayer (Mrs. James Bourne Ayer, b. 1845 - d. 1915), Boston; Dr. and Mrs. James Bourne Ayer; by inheritance to their children, Mary Farwell (neé Ayer) Rousmanière (b. 1878 - d. 1935), NY, NY, Nathaniel Farwell Ayer (b. 1879 - d. 1948), Boston, Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1882 - d. 1963), Boston, and Elizabeth (neé Ayer) Inches (b. 1891 - d. ?); December 31, 1921, their gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer