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Hell (lower portion of the Celestial Ladder of Saint Bonaventura)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein 078b

Dimensions

Other (woodcut border): 13.3 x 29.4 cm (5 1/4 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P19202

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in letterpress, upper left to right: Gehet hin mir, ihr verfleuchten, in das ewige feur: welches beraitet ift dem Deufel vnd feinen Engeler.

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 19202 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: H.D.P. 19202; Hell.; Wolgemmth[?]

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