Saint Thomas and Saint James the Lesser (or Saint Judas Thaddaeus?) (from the series of Apostles, shown half-length in pairs)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 296 (I); Hollstein-Koreny 296; Geisberg 252; Bartsch 81

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.2 x 14.5 cm (8 3/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.1396

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, lower left scroll: . Descedit . ad . inferna . ; lower right scroll: Asced . ad . celos

Signed

lower center below engraved border: . I . M .

Markings

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]

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund