Saint Luke Painting the Virgin

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


Sheet: 29.1 x 22.4 cm (11 7/16 x 8 13/16 in.) Platemark: 28 x 21.5 cm (11 x 8 7/16 in.) Image: 27.3 x 20.6 cm (10 3/4 x 8 1/8 in.)

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Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Study piece: late impression with variant inscription – compare to fine impression of same subject


in plate, in cartouches upper left: WT IONSTEN; 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: SINT' LVCAS niet alleen het leuen heest beschreuen,/Van die de Zone Godts ons heest gebaert al - hier:/Maer hy heest haer oock selff gheschildert naer het leuen,/Daerom foo eeren hem die van de VIOLIER./Dierit uwen AL.


in plate, lower right: Adrian. Collaert Sculp.


verso, collector's mark in purple, lower right: [Lugt 3751, Albert van Loock]


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

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Bradford and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton