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Philip Melanchthon

1561
Designed by Lucas Cranach, the Younger (German, 1515–1586), Cut by Jacob Lucius (German, about 1530–1597)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Other (woodcut border): 25.1 x 15.2 cm (9 7/8 x 6 in.) Sheet: 30.2 x 19 cm (11 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

P18991

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

verso, woodcut decorated initial [?]; letterpress in German

Signed

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

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 18991 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: 12153

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