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Philip Melanchthon

1561
Lucas Cranach, the Younger (German, 1515–1586)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 153; Heller 870; Dodgson 32; Hollstein 48e

Dimensions

Other (woodcut border): 24.9 x 15.1 cm (9 13/16 x 5 15/16 in.) Sheet: 30.1 x 19.7 cm (11 7/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

M20353

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

recto, above woodcut, in letterpress: EFFIGIES REVERENDI VIRI, D. PHILIPPI/MELANTHONIS EXPRESSA VVITEBRAGAE,/ ANNO M.D. LXXX; verso, letterpress in Latin

Signed

and dated lower left: 1561./ [winged serpent]; and by the cutter, behind the sitter's right foot [Lucius' mark]

Markings

verso, MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 20353.; in graphite: mv/ms.; 21

Provenance

Purchased at auction of H. G. Gutenkunst, May 1905

Credit Line

Museum purchase