This impression has the inscription "POLIDORUS DE CARAVGIO INVE". The "I" in "POLIDORUS" was later changed to "Y", the letter "A" was added after the "V" in "CARAVGIO", and the word "INVE" was completed by the addition of the letters "NT".
Verso, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)
William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA 1900
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock
late 16th–early 17th century
Bartsch 111; Meyer 114, apparently an intermediate state between i/iii and ii/iii (see Notes)
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