Five of Flowers

about 1435–55
School of Master of the Playing Cards (German, active in 1435–1455)


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 076

Dimensions

Sheet: 9.6 x 6.8 cm (3 3/4 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.80

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in red: L [in square; James Henry Lockhart, Lugt 4387]; in graphite: K8646

Provenance

Between about 1935 and 1939, acquired by Dr. James Henry Lockhart, Jr. (b. 1912 - d. 2002), Geneseo, NY [see note 1]; by 1980, probably sold by Lockhart to Robert M. Light and Co. (dealer), Santa Barbara, CA [see note 2]; 1981, sold by R. M. Light and Co. to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 15, 1981)

NOTES:
[1] Lockhart began to collect after graduating from college in 1935 (see his biography in Lugt, Marques de Collections, 4387). This print was included in "An Exhibition of 100 Prints and Drawings from the Collection of James H. Lockhart, Jr.," Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, May 4 - June 30, 1939. He also lent it anonymously to "The First Century of Printmaking, 1400-1500," Art Institute of Chicago, January 30 - March 2, 1941, cat. no. 53. [2] Lockhart is known to have done business with R. M. Light.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard