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The Miracle of Saint Mark Freeing the Slave

Martyrdom of a Slave, Who Visited the Sepulchre of St. Mark
Attempted punishment of Christian servant by heathen

Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631), After Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti) (Italian (Venetian), about 1518–1594)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 192; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. XI) 144, I/I; Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)


Sheet: 42.6 × 58.8 cm (16 3/4 × 23 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Inscribed in plate, in lower margin, left: Diuino quondam Scuus commotus amore/Inuito domino corpus, Sacrumqz Sepulchrum/Accedit Sancti Marci: mox inde reuersum; center: Torqueri iratus iubet, affligiqz magister./Sed frustra. nam nulla pio tormenta nocebant./Stipitibus, ferroqz Suum perdente rigorem.; right: Talia conspiciens, se deliquisse fatetur/In seruum innocuum dominus, veniamqz precatus/Ipse etiam inuisit sacri penetralio busti. C. Schoneus


Signed in plate, lower center: Tintoret Inue./J. Matham Sculp.


Recto, on white card to which the engraving is pasted, lower left, in graphite: Tintoretto pinx. No. 41[crossed out] E. N°509g. de Jacob Matham Sc; and lower right: N°58[crossed out]; collector's mark, in red ink: P.V. [Peter Vischer-Sarasin; Lugt 2116]; in graphite: 64-[?]; verso, collector's stamp in black ink: PV [in circle; Peter Vischer-Sarasin; Lugt 2115]; in graphite: W4821 le martyre de St. Marc; MFA stamp in purple ink: BABCOCK BEQUEST [Lugt 207]; accession number in graphite in stamped circle: 2591; [in graphite, description of subject with Bartsch catalogue information]


Peter Vischer-Sarasin (b. 1751 - d. 1823; Lugt 2115 and 2116), Schloss Wildentein, near Basel; 1823, by inheritance to his son, Peter Vischer-Passant (b. 1779 - d. 1852) Schloss Wildenstein, near Basel. William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899; Lugt 207), Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock