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The Virgin, St. Elizabeth, and the Infant St. John the Baptist

Marks

Verso, bottom left, stamped in black ink, the mark of Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); verso, bottom left, stamped in gray-violet ink, the mark of Juan Jorge (John J.) Peoli, New York, Havana (1825-1893)(Lugt 2020); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); Juan Jorge (John J.) Peoli, New York, Havana (1825-1893)(Lugt 2020); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(cf. Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

mid 16th–late 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.067.28

Accession Number

P1647

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks, in three shades of brown (apparently reworked with blue wash)

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