The Presentation in the Temple (from the Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 057; Hollstein-Koreny 57; Geisberg 36; Bartsch 37

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.9 x 18.2 cm (10 9/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10899

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, on the brim of Simeon's coat: AN. . .S. NUNC . DIMITIS . SERWM . TWM.DOMINE

Signed

lower center below engraved border: . Israhel . V. M .

Markings

watermark: gothic p with flower; verso, collector's stamp in black, in circle: verso: AM [Alfred Morrison; Lugt 151]; in graphite: C7403; [?]

Provenance

Smith Collection; 1861, sold to Baron Charles Marochetti (b. 1805 - d. 1867), Paris; 1868, sold by Marochetti to Holloway for Alfred Morrison (b. 1821 - d. 1897), London; December 1921, sold by Colnaghi (dealer), London, to the MFA through the gift of George Peabody Gardner (b. 1855 - d. 1939), Boston.

Credit Line

Gift of George Peabody Gardner