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The Virgin and Child, St. Sebastian, and a Bishop

Bartsch notes the initials "FBV" that appear on the Andreani printing, done in 1605, which he says stand for Federico Barocci (1535-1612). Given the dates of the two artists, if this print is by Ugo da Carpi, it cannot be after Barocci; and conversely, if it is after Barocci, it cannot be by Ugo.


Verso of backing sheet, lower center, 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

early 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.066.26, i/ii

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in three shades of brown and black


Prints and Drawings