The Fifth Wise Virgin (copy in reverse; from the series the Five Wise and the Five Foolish Virgins)

Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503), Copied after Martin Schongauer (German, about 1430–1491)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 162; Geisberg 347; Lehrs 423; Lehrs (Schongauer) 80c; Hollstein (Koreny) 423; Hollstein (German, Schongauer) 80c

Dimensions

Platemark: 12.2 x 8.6 cm (4 13/16 x 3 3/8 in.) Sheet: 13.1 x 9.3 cm (5 3/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2170

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed lower left: . I . M .

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; in black ink: Robert Balmanno FSA London 1829 [Lugt 213]; in graphite: 162; 158 67

Provenance

Robert Balmanno (b. 1780 - d. 1866), London; 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