Marcus Curtius Plunging into the Chasm

The Death of Marcus Curtius

about 1506–7
Lucas Cranach, the Elder (German, 1472–1553)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (relief) 112; Hollstein 106

Dimensions

Sheet: 31.7 x 23.6 cm (12 1/2 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

P18962

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

lower left: LC

Markings

watermark [not deciphered]; verso, collector's initials, in black ink: W.S. [William Sharp; Lugt 2650]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 18962 [Lugt 1870]

Provenance

William Sharp (b. 1749 - d. 1824), Manchester, England; 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