The Holy Family Under a Tree

1623–29
Ludolph Büsinck (German, 1599/1602–1669), After Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1564–1651), Possibly published by Melchior Tavernier II (French, 1594–1665)


Catalogue Raisonné

Stechow 4; Hollstein 4; Nagler IV, 976; Le Blanc 4

Dimensions

Block and Sheet: 23.6 x 17.2 cm (9 5/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2004.595

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut; 3 blocks: 2 tones of brown, black

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In dark tone block, lower r., signature (barely visible): A Bloem: Inv: L. Büsi: sc:

Signed

signed

Markings

Watermark: jug with handle, many grapes, and bell-shaped bottom

Provenance

Mariette, Paris, 1728,; Albertina duplicate, Vienna, 1922 or later, (Lugt, 5g); W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to MFA, accessioned June 17, 2004.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen