The Fourth Wise Virgin (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 161; Geisberg 373; Lehrs 422; Lehrs (Schongauer) 79c; Hollstein (Koreny) 422; Hollstein 79c

Dimensions

Image (cut out in silhouette): 11.4 x 8.3 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

P2169

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 S. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; in black ink: Robert Balmanno FSA London 1829 [Lugt 213]; in graphite: 161; 1584167

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