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The Fall of the Giants

Marks

Verso, upper left, stamped in violet ink, the mark of Mrs. J.B. Ayer (Mary E. Farwell Ayer), Boston (1845-1915)(not in Lugt), 1907; verso, right center and lower left, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the Kunstverein Bremen (Lugt 294); verso, upper right and lower left, in brown ink, the duplicate stamp of the Kunsthalle Bremen (Lugt 293); verso, lower left, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Kunsthalle, Bremen (Lugt 293, 294); Gutekunst sale, June 1907; purchased at the sale by Mrs. James B. Ayer, Boston (1845-1915); gift of the children of Dr. James B. Ayer [Mrs. John E. Rousmanière, Mrs. Henderson Inches, Nathaniel F. Ayer, Esq., and James B. Ayer (1882-1968, Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School)] to the MFA December 31, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer

1641

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.114.12, ii/ii; Takahatake 19 (Version B), i/iii, Variant c

Accession Number

21.10863

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut on four sheets, printed from three blocks in orange-brown, medium brown, and dark brown

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