Samson and the Lion

Master FVB (Netherlandish, 15th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 001; Lehrs 1 (I)

Dimensions

Sheet (trimmed within platemark): 14.8 x 9.5 cm (5 13/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

P2623

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate on Samson's left shoulder: IFCNSAE; on right shoulder: VO[?][R?]AFN

Signed

lower center above engraved border: FVB

Markings

Watermark: two entwined gothic letters (Lehrs, vol. VII, p. 455, fig. 6); verso, in graphite: £2[.] 20; 28; 2.623.; [?]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall; Lugt 1309]

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund