Requires Photography

Prudence (from the series The Seven Virtues, plate 4 of 7)

1530
Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 130; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 130 (I of IV); Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 130 (I, a-b)

Dimensions

Platemark: 16.4 x 10.8 cm (6 7/16 x 4 1/4 in.) Sheet: 16.3 x 10.7 cm (6 7/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

P8804

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, lower right: PRVDENCIA

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, lower center: L; upper center: 1530

Markings

Watermark: gothic p with a 4-lobed flower above; verso, collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; much faded MFA Parker stamp [Lugt 1868] in purple ink with accession number in black ink: 8804; in graphite: 132

Provenance

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