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Prudence

Inscription

In the dark square (the upper part of the plinth) at the lower left part of the image, apparently in pen and red ink, the monogram of Andrea Andreani; also, at the bottom of the image, about 20 mm from the left edge, in black ink, apparently from a woodblock, the number "56"

Marks

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

Provenance

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

mid 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.129.6

Accession Number

21.10802

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in pale tan, gray, and black

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