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An Infant Sleeping on a Cross and Skull


Lower left, apparently printed from the line block, the letters "DAECA"(?)


Verso, lower left, stamped in violet ink, an unidentified mark (not in Lugt); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)


An unidentified collector (mark not in Lugt); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

17th–mid 17th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch; Passavant VI, 233, 52

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in brown and black, with some hand touches of white, and some apparent brown watercolor


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