Saint Helen

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 399; Hollstein-Koreny 399 (II); Geisberg 332

Dimensions

Sheet: 13.2 x 8.8 cm (5 3/16 x 3 7/16 in.) Platemark: 12.5 x 7.7 cm (4 15/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1134

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, upper left and right: Sancta Helena.

Signed

not signed

Markings

verso, in graphite: known impression[s]/Cambridge/London II/Luttick colors/L399II/This is the Rosenthal impression/mentioned by Lehrs; YYE/50[0?]

Provenance

Before 1933, pasted in a prayerbook in Munich; 1933, found by Dr. Erwin Rosenthal 1933. September 17, 1969, given to the MFA by Guy Warren Walker, Jr. (b. 1897 - d. 1978), Beverly, Massachusetts

Credit Line

Gift of Guy Warren Walker, Jr.