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Hercules Driving Envy from the Temple of the Muses


Verso, slightly left of center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


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

early 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.133.12, ii/ii

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Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in light gray and black


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