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St. Francis Holding the Christ Child in the Presence of the Virgin

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Verso, upper left, in pen and brown ink, the mark of Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1668; verso, bottom left, stamped in blue-green ink, the mark of the Cabinet Brentano-Birkenstock, Vienna and Frankfurt (Lugt 345); verso, left center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1668; Cabinet Brentano-Birkenstock (founded 1765 by Johann-Melchior Birkenstock (1738-1809)), Vienna and Frankfurt (Lugt 345); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); by bequest to Lydia Evans Tunnard, New Haven, Connecticut (1913-1980); her gift to the MFA January 13, 1965

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Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in memory of W. G. Russell Allen


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 1; Illustrated Bartsch 1, only state


Sheet: 34 x 24.7 cm (13 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)(trimmed within the platemark at the top and sides; lacking the blank bottom margin)

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