Requires Photography

The Last Supper

1800 or after
Unidentified artist, Italian, 18th century (Italian), Copied after Raphael Morghen (Italian, 1758–1833), After Teodoro Matteini (Italian, 1754-1831), After Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452–1519)


Catalogue Raisonné

Halsey 084 (copy, in slightly smaller format), a state imitating Halsey 84, between first Trial Proof and second Trial Proof; Apell 21 (copy), a state before i/v; Le Blanc 19 (copy), i/vi

Dimensions

Sheet: 51.6 x 79.8 cm (20 5/16 x 31 7/16 in.) Platemark: 45.6 x 76.5 cm (17 15/16 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

P13705

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This is a copy, in slightly smaller format, of Morghen’s print, Halsey 84. Halsey gives the dimensions of the print as 37 x 20 5/8” (i.e., height 52.4 cm, width 94.0 cm). The two impressions of the Morghen print in the MFA are M12878 (51.6 x 94 cm) and M1582 (51.6 x 92.7 cm). This print is 45.6 x 76.5 cm. It is apparently intended to imitate an early proof state of the Morghen print, for the only head that is finished is that of Judas, as in Halsey’s second Trial Proof state of Morghen’s print. However, this print does not have the inscription called for by Halsey in his second Trial Proof state.

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower center and upper right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund