Saint James the Lesser (from the Apostles series)

Martin Schongauer (German, about 1430–1491)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 040; Lehrs 52; Hollstein (German) 52

Dimensions

Sheet: 8.8 x 4.6 cm (3 7/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.1216

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Out on Loan

On display at Meadows Museum, Dallas, September 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed lower center: M + S

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in black ink: [crown] PAAR [ Prince Karl de Paar; Lugt 2009]; collector's stamp in blue ink: [coat-of-arms] CABINET/LOUIS GALICHON [in scroll; Lugt 1061]; collector's stamp in black ink, in oval: GALICHON [Emile Galichon; Lugt 1058]; collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 2062; in graphite: 40

Provenance

Prince Karl de Paar (b. 1772 - d. 1819), Vienna. Emile Galichon (b. 1829 - d. 1875), Paris; March 4-9, 1895, Galichon sale, Danlos, Paris, lot 1060 (all 12 engravings in the Apostles series). Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896; Lugt 1309), New York; 1897, sold by Sewall to the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: June 7, 2017)

NOTES: [1] Henry F. Sewall offered his collection to the MFA for purchase in 1888. That purchase was finalized and executed in 1897, one year after his death.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund