The Madonna on the Crescent Supported by Four Angels

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 043; Geisberg 172; Lehrs 198; Koreny (Hollstein) 198

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.4 x 18.3 cm (10 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2191

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center: Israhel v M

Markings

Watermark: gothic p with flower (similar to Lehrs, vol. 9, p. 501, fig. 24); verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; unidentified collector's stamp in blue ink, Lugt 1861; unidentified collector's stamp; in graphite: K. R.R.; 71529; mi/x; B43; Israel van Mecken

Provenance

Unidentified collector (Lugt 1861). 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