Jezebel Promising Naboth's Vineyard to King Ahab (from the series The "Small" Power of Women, block 5 of 6)

1516–19
Designed by Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533), Blockcutter Unknown, 19th century, Publisher Doen Pieterszoon, Amsterdam (Holland (Amsterdam))


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (relief) 011; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. X) 11 (II/II) (with ornamental frame and Dutch text); Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 185 (IIa/II)

Dimensions

Inner Image: 23.9 x 16.9 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.) Sheet: 35 x 22.9 cm (13 3/4 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

P19209

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Within tablet, lower center, in moveable type: Naboth ende Iesabe. E/ Iesabel Sprache....[6 lines of various Biblical texts]

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark: hand; verso, collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall, Lugt 1309]; faded MFA Parker Collection stamp with accession number in black ink: 19209; in graphite: fH; B.11-; B-7-p 441

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, acquired by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund