The Four Doctors of the Church
Bartsch XII.084.35; Meyer (woodcuts after Beccafumi) 21
Sheet: 21.5 x 16.9 cm (8 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.)(trimmed into, and in places within, the borderline)
Medium or Technique
Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in olive brown and black
Not On View
Recto, bottom right, in pen and brown ink, "MECERINO"
Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (1836-1909)(Lugt 2773); verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)
Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (b. 1836 - d. 1909), Prague. Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1849 - d. 1910), Boston; by inheritance to his 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.
Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer