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The Holy Family

This woodcut, printed from a line block only, has the monogram of Andrea Andreani and the date 1599 in the upper left corner. However, it hardly seems to be in Andreani's style. In addition, the paper is not a typical late sixteenth- or early seventeenth-century Italian paper.

Marks

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

Provenance

W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA March 26, 1986

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

17th–mid 18th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch

Dimensions

Sheet: 19.5 x 13.7 cm (7 11/16 x 5 3/8 in.)(trimmed to the borderline)

Accession Number

1986.109

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

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