The Fifth Foolish Virgin (from the series of Wise and Foolish Virgins)

Martin Schongauer (German, about 1430–1491)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 086; Lehrs 85; Hollstein (German) 85

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.4 x 8.5 cm (4 7/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.1304

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed lower center: M + S

Markings

No watermark; verso, MFA stamp with accession number in pencil: 30185; collector's stamp in purple ink, in circle: JR [James Reiss; Lugt 1522]; collector's signature, in black ink: [?] M [Baron Charles Marochettil Lugt 392]; in graphite: JR [James Reiss; Lugt 1523]; collector's stamp in black: LT [Lawson Thompson; Lugt 1770]; B.86; 929; c.5924; 86

Provenance

Baron Charles Marochetti (b. 1805 - d. 1867), Paris and London; James Reiss (b. 1812 - d. 1899), Manchester and London; May 6-10, 1901, his sale, Christie's, London; Lawson Thompson (b. 1837 - d. 1919), Hitchin, England; April 26-8, 1920, Sotheby's, London; purchased by the MFA from the Special Print Fund.

Credit Line

Special Print Fund