Saint Matthew and Saint Judas Thaddeus (or Saint Matthew?), (from the series of Apostle, shown half-length and in pairs)
Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503)
Lehrs 299; Hollstein-Koreny 299; Geisberg 229; Bartsch 84
Sheet: 21.4 x 14.6 cm (8 7/16 x 5 3/4 in.)
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in plate, lower left scroll: . Et . vitam . eterna . ame . ; lower right scroll: . Carnis . resurrectionem .
lower center below engraved border: . I . V . M .
watermark: jug with cross; verso, collector's stamp in black: H.W. [Hermann Webber; Lugt 1383]; in pen: F.D. 1841 [François Debois; Lugt 985]
1841, François Debois (d. about 1845?), Paris; November 26-30, 1844, his sale, Paris. Hermann Webber (b. 1817 - d. 1854), Bonn; September 17 and following days, 1855, Webber collection sale, Leipzig. Strawberry Hill; Vienna Hofbibliothek and Albertina duplicate; December, 1925, purchased from Colnaghi (dealer) by the MFA.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund