The Hermit

mid 16th century
Monogrammist YHS (Italian, 16th century), Possibly after Baldassare Peruzzi (Italian, 1481–1536)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.147.11; Nagler, Monogrammisten, V, 2031, 3


Sheet: 24.9 x 20.1 cm (9 13/16 x 7 15/16 in.) Image (borderline): 24.2 x 19.5 cm (9 1/2 x 7 11/16 in.)(not including the registration marks that protrude from each side)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in gray-brown and black

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, lower left, in pen and black ink, the mark of Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1668; verso, bottom left-center, in brown ink, the duplicate stamp of the Albertina (Lugt 5g); verso, lower right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)


Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1668; 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