Ornamental Engraving with the Tree of Jesse

The Tree of Jesse

before 1492
Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 202; Geisberg 466; Lehrs 618 (I); Koreny (Hollstein)

Dimensions

Sheet: 12 x 26.9 cm (4 3/4 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2189

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center: . Israhel . V . M .

Markings

No watermark; verso, collector's stamp in blue: M.J.M. [Mary Jane Morgan; Lugt 1879); in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]

Provenance

Mary Jane Morgan (b. 1821 - d. 1885), New York; March 3-15, 1886, her sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 2213 (Geneology of Christ). 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