The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 366 (II); Hollstein-Koreny 366; Geisberg 299; Bartsch 8

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.5 x 15.7 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2147

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

lower center: . I . M .

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; collector's stamp in black, in circle: WK [Wilhelm Koller; Lugt ?]; in graphite: B. 8 très rare

Provenance

Wilhelm Koller; Henry Foster 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