The Massacre of the Innocents (from the Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 058; Hollstein-Koreny 58; Geisberg 39; Bartsch 38

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.8 x 18.1 cm (10 9/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

M28178

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

lower center below, but partially overlapping, engraved border: . Israhel V . M .

Markings

watermark: jug with cross [similar to Lehrs, vol. 9, p. 63, fig. 13, but with handle on left); verso, in graphite: N.Y./ Smith Sale/no. 955 1861; B1226; s [circled] Cro.

Provenance

Bromley Coll. (1844) 4£ to Smith; Smith (1861) 4£ to Colnaghi; Gott (London 1913) 13£ 13 sh. to Maggs; MFA acquisition 1920

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund