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Ignorance and Mercury: An Allegory of Virtue and Vice

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Marks

Verso, lower right corner, stamped in purple ink: Mark of James Reiss, Lugt 1522; Lower centre, stamped in purple ink: Mark of Francis Bullard, Lugt 982.

Provenance

James Reiss (1812-1899, Manchester) Lugt 1522; Francis Bullard (1862-1913, Boston) Lugt 982; Dr. William Norton Bullard (1853-1931, Boston); by whom given to MFA April 1923.

Credit Line

Gift of William Norton Bullard

1431–1506

  • School of Andrea Mantegna, Italian (Paduan, active in Mantua), about 1431–1506
Catalogue Raisonné

Hind V.p3-31.22; Bartsch, xiii, 303, no.16.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 11 5/8 x 16 3/4 in

Accession Number

23.953

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