The Lute Player and the Singer (from the series Scenes of Daily Life)

Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503)


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 506 (III); Hollstein-Koreny 506 (III); Geisberg 408; Bartsch 174

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.5 x 10.7 cm (6 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2177

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, on the rim of bowl hanging on the wall: . LLMONA ... N

Signed

lower margin, center: . I . M .

Markings

watermark: hand with flower; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; in black ink: Robert Balmanno FSA London 182[9? last digit is not visible; Lugt 213]

Provenance

Robert Balmanno (b. 1780 - d. about 1863), 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