The Fall of the Giants

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.113.11; Takahatake 18 (Version A), ii/iii


Sheet: 88.7 x 62.6 cm (34 15/16 x 24 5/8 in.)(overall dimensions of the four attached sheets)(trimmed to the borderlines)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



The four parts do not appear to have been printed at the same time. Upper and lower left sheets each from three blocks in ochre, brown, and black; lower right sheet in similar but darker colors (a tear across the center of this sheet); upper right sheet in ochre, brown, and dark brown.


Lower right corner of the upper right sheet and lower right corner of the lower right sheet, stamped in black ink, the mark of Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, Dresden (1797-1854)(Lugt 971); verso of backing sheet, in two places, upper center and lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (Lugt 3593)


Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, Dresden (1797-1854)(Lugt 971); W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen