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Cardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg

Lucas Cranach, the Elder (German, 1472–1553)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 004; Hollstein 2

Dimensions

Sheet: 17 x 11.7 cm (6 11/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

P2636

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, upper left: ALBERTVS.MI.DI.SA.SANC./ROMANE.ECCLAE.TI.SAN./CHRYSOGONI.PBR.CARDINA./MAGVN.AC.MAGDE.ARCHI=/EPS.ELECTOR.IMPE.PRIMAS/ADMINI.HALBER.MARCHI./BRANDENBVRGENSIS; and in margin below image: SIC.OCVLOS.SIC.ILLE.GENAS.SIC/.ORA.FERREBAT./.ANNO.ETATIS.SVE.XXX./.M.D.X.X.

Signed

Signed left center, just below curtain rod: [winged serpent]

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; verso, in ink: W.S. [William Sharp [Lugt 2650]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 2636 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Albert Cardinal Arche[?]/di Mag[?] by/Lucas Cranach/very rare; B

Provenance

William Sharp (b. 1749 - d. 1824), Manchester, England; Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund