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The 16th-century Ventian Schivone was among the most inventive, experimental, and expressive artists working in the medium. This image of Saint Simon belongs to a rare complete set of Christ and the Twelve Apostles in which each figure strikes a graceful, twisting, theatrical pose. Schiavone...

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William Cavendish, second Duke of Devonshire (1665-1729, Chatsworth, cf. Lugt 718); by descent to Andrew Cavendish, the eleventh Duke (1920-2004, Chatsworth); sold on behalf of the Chatsworth Settlement, London, Christie's, 5 December 1985, part of lot 87; to William Schab Gallery (New York); to Gertrude Weber (Charlottesville, VA); from whom purchased by MFA 19 September 2007

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

About 1548–50

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 38 [ii/ii]; Richardson 38


Sheet: 22.3 x 11.7 cm (8 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.) Platemark: 22.2 x 11.5 cm (8 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching with drypoint and engraving


Prints and Drawings