Design for a Salt with a Swan

early 16th century
Unidentified artist, German, about 1500 (German, about 1500), Formerly attributed to Augustin Hirschvogel (German, 1503–1553)


Dimensions

Sheet :23.7 x 16.6 cm (9 5/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.436

Medium or Technique

Pen and dark brown ink, gray and yellow-brown wash, laid down

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Inscribed in pen and dark brown ink at borrom: "Darünter kann / man die.../ ...aber unt ; Farben in Kristall [illegible name]." On mount red ink below right "P.V." (said to be ex. coll. Peter Vischer, cf. Lugt 2115-16). Verso: black ink "nessuer / Augustin Hirschvogel. --fec. / Prag-Wien"

Provenance

Peter Vischer (1751-1823, Lugt 2115-2116); August Laube, Switzerland; from whom purchased by the MFA, Boston (Accession date: September 24, 1985)

Credit Line

Lucy Dalbiac Luard Fund