The Virgin and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist

About 1530–50
Attributed to Antonio da Trento (Italian, about 1510–about 1550), After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.056.12


Sheet: 19.4 x 23.9 cm (7 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)(trimmed to the borderline)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in olive green and black

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, lower left, in pen and black ink, an inscription by Johann Andreas Boerner, Nuremberg (1785-1862), "Bartsch. Catalogue des clair-obscurs italiens. / III. 12. / La Ste. Vierge; d'après le Parmesan, / par un anonyme. / Épreuve avant la rupture de la pl."


Verso, lower left, in pen and black ink, the mark of Johann Andreas Boerner, Nuremberg (1785-1862), 1809; verso, upper center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


1809, Johann Andreas Boerner (b. 1785 - d. 1862), Nuremberg. 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.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer