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Hercules and the Nemean Lion


Verso, lower left, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)


W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

about 1510–1550

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.119.17 (a later state, undescribed by Bartsch, in which the tone block has been cut away in the lower left corner, behind the inscriptions)

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Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from two blocks, in yellow-brown and black


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