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Massari describes two states of this print, the second of which is simply described as "retouched." Illustrated Bartsch describes three states of the print. In the first described state, the image extends beyond the borderline; in the second state, the parts of the image outside of the borderline...

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Verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Craddock & Barnard, London; from whom purchased June 9, 1959

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund

The Holy Family

early 1550s

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 068; Massari 123, indeterminate state; Illustrated Bartsch 68, indeterminate state (see Notes)


Sheet: 23.7 x 35.9 cm (9 5/16 x 14 1/8 in.) Platemark: 23.5 x 35.7 cm (9 1/4 x 14 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Engraving and etching


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