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Esther before Ahasuerus

mid-16th century
Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533), Published by Maarten Peeters (about 1500 - about 1565), Antwerp (Netherlandish)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 031; Hollstein 31 II/II; Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 31 II/III

Dimensions

Sheet: 27.6 × 22.5 cm (10 7/8 × 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

P8735

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, lower right: "Martini Petri excude insigni/ aurei fontis propre novam bursam

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, lower center: L 1518

Markings

Watermark: small fleur-de-lis; verso, in ink: 70.; faded MFA Parker Collection stamp, in purple (Lugt 1870), with accession number in ink: 8735.

Provenance

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