Birth of the Virgin

1584
Attributed to Matthäus Greuter (German (worked in France and Italy), about 1566–1638), After Bartholomaus Spranger (Netherlandish, 1546–1611), Publisher Johannes Statius (Dutch, active in Rome, 1584–90), Formerly attributed to Michele (Lucchese) Greco (Italian, active 1553–1604)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein 12 LeBlanc 3

Dimensions

Platemark: 48.7 x 31.8 cm (19 3/16 x 12 1/2 in.) Sheet: 55 x 42.1 cm (21 5/8 x 16 9/16 in.) Sheet (with additions): 56 x 42.7 cm (22 1/16 x 16 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2008.11

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, l.l.: M. G. F.; l.r.: Stacius Formis

Provenance

Sold by Hill-Stone, Inc., New York, to Robert and Barbara Wheaton, Concord, MA; 2008, gift of Robert Bradford and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Bradford and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton