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The Fall of the Giants

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Marks

Lower right corner of the upper right sheet and lower right corner of the lower right sheet, stamped in black ink, the mark of Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, Dresden (1797-1854)(Lugt 971); verso of backing sheet, in two places, upper center and lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (Lugt 3593)

Provenance

Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, Dresden (1797-1854)(Lugt 971); W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

1641

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.114.12, i/ii; Takahatake 19 (Version B), i/iii, Variant b

Dimensions

Sheet: 88.1 x 62.1 cm (34 11/16 x 24 7/16 in.)(overall dimensions of the four attached sheets)(trimmed to or slightly into the borderlines)

Accession Number

1975.604

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut on four sheets, printed from four blocks in pinkish tan, orange-brown, medium brown, and dark brown

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