The Nativity

Martin Schongauer (German, about 1430–1491)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 004; Lehrs 5; Hollstein (German) 5

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.8 x 16.7 cm (10 3/16 x 6 9/16 in.) Other (engraved borderline): 25.6 x 16.6 cm (10 1/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.1119

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed lower center: M + S

Markings

Watermark: gothic p with flower; verso, collector's stamp, in blue: [initial EF with crown above; Graf Franz Jozef von Enzenberg; Lugt 845]; collector's stamp, in brown, in a rectangle: FB [Francis Bullard; Lugt 982]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 30771; in graphite: a41541; B4

Provenance

Graf Franz Jozef von Enzenberg (b. 1802 - d. 1879), Innsbruck; March, 1879, his sale, lot 2864; Francis Bullard (b. 1862 - d. 1913), Boston, MA; [by inheritance to his sister, Katherine Eliot Bullard (b. 1866 - d. 1920)?]; by inheritance to her cousin, Ellen Twistleton Bullard (b. 1865 - d. 1959), Boston, MA; November, 1925, her gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen T. Bullard