Requires Photography

The Beggars ('Owlglass')

1644
Hendrik Hondius, the Elder (Dutch, 1573–1650), After Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 159, copy; Hollstein 159, copy, I; Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 159, copy (e) by Hendrick Hondius; Hollstein, vol. IX (Hondius), 46

Dimensions

Image: 17 × 14 cm (6 11/16 × 5 1/2 in.) Sheet: 20.4 × 15.3 cm (8 1/16 × 6 in.)

Accession Number

K4688

Medium or Technique

Etching with engraved inscription

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in plate, upper center, above image: LUCAS LEYDANUS INVENT.; below image: Dees eerste vorm is wech, men vinter geen voor Ons,/want een papiere druck, gelt vijftich Ducatons.

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, below image, lower center: Hondius excudit. 1644.

Markings

No watermark; verso, collector's stamp in purple ink: S. R. KOEHLER; in black ink: S. R. K./From Cl.[?] G/[?] Whiffle./En eschange./1889; in graphite: Volbehr p. 40 #150 Eulenspiegel/copy C.; MFA Koehler Collection stamp in purple ink, with accession number in black ink: 4688

Provenance

1889, Sylvester Rosa Koehler ( b. 1837 - d. 1900), Boston); 1898, his gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler