Death of the Virgin (from the Life of the Virgin series)

Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503), Related to Martin Schongauer (German, about 1430–1491)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 040; Geisberg 125; Lehrs 60; Hollstein (German) 60

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.3 x 18.4 cm (10 3/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

16.475

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed twice: IVM [on bucket at the foot of the bed]; lower center: Israhel . v. m

Markings

Watermark: hand; verso, MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 26123; collector's stamp in black, in circle: AM [Alfred Morrison, Lugt 151]; in graphite: c. 438; 8

Provenance

Alfred Morrison (b. 1821 - d. 1897), London; Messrs. P. & D. Colnaghi and Obach (dealers), London; February, 1916, purchased by the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of George Peabody Gardner