The Virgin and Child, St. Sebastian, and a Bishop

Ugo da Carpi (Italian, active about 1502–1532)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.066.26, i/ii


Sheet: 40 x 25.8 cm (15 3/4 x 10 3/16 in.)(trimmed into the image; lacking c. 25 mm at the left)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in orange-brown and three shades of brown

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Bartsch notes the initials “FBV” that appear on the Andreani printing, done in 1605, which he says stand for Federico Barocci (1535-1612). Given the dates of the two artists, if this print is by Ugo da Carpi, it cannot be after Barocci; and conversely, if it is after Barocci, it cannot be by Ugo.


Verso, here and there, stamped in red ink, several inscriptions in Greek; verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower left-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund