A Censer

late 15th century
Martin Schongauer (German, about 1430–1491)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 107; Lehrs 106; Hollstein (German) 106

Dimensions

Sheet: 30.9 x 21.5 cm (12 3/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

32.531

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed lower center: M + S

Markings

Watermark: woman's head facing left; verso, Berlin Kupferstichkabinett stamp in black [Lugt 1609, but without the lettering in the margin]; rectangular Berlin Kupferstichkabinett duplicate stamp in brown [Lugt 234] with notation in ink: A.86; in graphite: C.686.pfua.es.

Provenance

Hippolyte Destailleur (b. 1822 - d. 1893), Paris; 1879, possibly his sale through Thibaudeau, London, to the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett; 1886, sold as a duplicate. Count Gregor Sergeievitch Stroganoff (b. 1829 - d. 1910), Rome; May 25-29, 1914, his sale, Amstel & Ruthardt, Berlin. 1921, sale, Gutekunst & Klipstein, Bern, lot 5. January 1, 1932, purchased by the MFA.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund