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The Four Doctors of the Church

Inscription

Recto, bottom right, in pen and brown ink, "MECERINO"

Marks

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (1836-1909)(Lugt 2773); verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (1836-1909)(Lugt 2773); James B. Ayer, Boston; to his children, 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); their gift to the MFA December 31, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer

mid 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.084.35; Meyer (woodcuts after Beccafumi) 21

Accession Number

21.10808

Medium or Technique

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

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