Saint Luke Painting the Virgin

1614
Engraved by Adriaen Collaert (Netherlandish, about 1560–1618), After Sebastiaen Vrancx (Flemish, 1573–1647)


Dimensions

Platemark: 27.6 x 21.4 cm (10 7/8 x 8 7/16 in.) Sheet: 31.1 x 23.4 cm (12 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1459

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Fine impression – see later impression for variant inscription

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in cartouches upper left: WT; and upper right: VERSAEMPT; dated in small plaques above niches, behind and above the Virgin and Child: Anno; behind and above Saint Luke: 1614; below the Virgin, lower left: Seb. Vrancs inuent.; below St. Luke, lower right: Adrian. Collaert Sculp.; in the cartouche within the engraved frame, lower left to right:

Signed

Signed in plate, lower right: Adrian. Collaert Sculp.

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's mark in purple, lower left: [Lugt 3751, Albert van Loock]

Provenance

Albert van Loock (b. 1917, dealer), Brussels. Hill-Stone (dealer), New York; sold by Hill-Stone to Robert and Barbara Wheaton, Concord, MA; September 20, 2006, gift of Robert (d. 2010) and Barbara Wheaton to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Bradford and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton