Leda and the Swan

about 1503
Master I B with the Bird (Italian, 15th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

TIB 25, Commentary, p. 141 illus. first state with monogram IB. TIB 25, no. 46, as reworked by Nicoletto da Modena, monogram hidden; Hind 9, second (final) state with the rework by Nicoletto; TIB 25.118.46 and 25 (Commentary).140.004, second (final) state


Sheet: 15 x 9.9 cm (5 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Reworked by Nicoletto da Modena. active 1490s-c. 1520


Between the 1950s and 1980s, acquired by Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne, Switzerland and Whitchurch, England; March 19, 2004, sold by Josefowitz to Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA and Naples, FL; 2010, year-end gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo