Six of Roses

about 1503
Master PW of Cologne (German, active about 1499–about 1503)


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 026; Bartsch 45

Dimensions

Sheet: 7.1 x 7 cm (2 13/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.135

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, left of top rose: . 6 .; lower center: . VI .

Signed

not signed

Markings

recto, in graphite, lower left: 107; verso, in graphite: C Mellan.

Provenance

1955, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 10, 1955)

NOTE: In her article "Two Playing Cards by the Master P. W," Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts 53, no. 292 (Summer, 1955), pp. 22-23, curator Anna C. Hoyt wrote that the print "was found in a miscellaneous assortment of flower prints, chiefly eighteenth-century." On the back is written in pencil: "C. Mellan," suggesting it may once have been attributed to Claude Mellan.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of FitzRoy Carrington