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

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 163; Geisberg 375; Lehrs 424; Hollstein (Koreny) 424 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 12.2 x 8.7 cm (4 13/16 x 3 7/16 in.) Sheet: 12.9 x 9.3 cm (5 1/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2171

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed left of lower center: . I . M .

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; in black ink: Robert Balmanno London 1829 [Lugt 213]; in graphite: 163; 158 e67

Provenance

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