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In the dark square (the upper part of the plinth) in the lower right portion of the image, in black, possibly from the line block, an indecipherable inscription of four letters


Verso, upper left, 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

mid 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.129.6 (copy in reverse)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in medium red-brown, dark red-brown, and black


Prints and Drawings