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Circe Drinking with the Companions of Ulysses

The tone block used in the first state of Bartsch XII.111.8, as shown in The Illustrated Bartsch, covers much of the print, including the four corners outside of the oval borderline but inside the outer rectangular borderline. However, the tone block used in this impression looks similar to, and...

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Marks

Recto, bottom right, in pen and black ink, "mae"(?); verso, upper right, in pen and brown ink, the mark of Giuseppe (Joseph) Storck, Milan (1766-1836)(Lugt 2319), 1799; verso, top left, in pen and black ink, the mark of Franz Gawet, Vienna (1762/65-1847)(Lugt 1069), 1822; verso, lower left-center, stamped in blue ink, the initial "E" (not in Lugt); verso, upper right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)

Provenance

Giuseppe (Joseph) Storck, Milan (1766-1836)(Lugt 2319), 1799; Franz Gawet, Vienna (1762/65-1847)(Lugt 1069), 1822; W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

mid 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.111.8 (see Note)

Accession Number

64.1099

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in gray-green and black (see Note)

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