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Melancholia

1602
Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615), After Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1576; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1556

Dimensions

Platemark: 23.8 x 18.9 cm (9 3/8 x 7 7/16 in.) Sheet: 26.5 x 21.2 cm (10 7/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6976

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, upper left, in banner formed by the wings of a dragon: MELENCOLIA I; on stone block, lower right: 1514/[Dürer's monogram]

Signed

left of center lower margin: IOHAN.WIRICX.FECIT.ANN.1602

Markings

verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6976.

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund