The Organ Player and his Wife (from the series Scenes of Daily Life)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 507 (II); Hollstein-Koreny 507 (II); Geisberg 409; Bartsch 175

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.6 x 11 cm (6 9/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2178

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, on rim of bowl hanging on the wall: [?]

Signed

lower margin, center: . I . M .

Markings

watermark: gothic p with flower; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; in black ink: Robert Balmanno FSA London 1829 [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