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The Virgin and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist


Verso, lower left, in pen and black ink, an inscription by Johann Andreas Boerner, Nuremberg (1785-1862), "Bartsch. Catalogue des clair-obscurs italiens. / III. 12. / La Ste. Vierge; d'après le Parmesan, / par un anonyme. / Épreuve avant la rupture de la pl."


Verso, lower left, in pen and black ink, the mark of Johann Andreas Boerner, Nuremberg (1785-1862), 1809; verso, upper center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Johann Andreas Boerner, Nuremberg (1785-1862), 1809; 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

About 1530–50

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.056.12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in olive green and black


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