The Presentation in the Temple (from the Life of the Virgin series)
Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503)
Lehrs 057; Hollstein-Koreny 57; Geisberg 36; Bartsch 37
Sheet: 26.9 x 18.2 cm (10 9/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
in plate, on the brim of Simeon's coat: AN. . .S. NUNC . DIMITIS . SERWM . TWM.DOMINE
lower center below engraved border: . Israhel . V. M .
watermark: gothic p with flower; verso, collector's stamp in black, in circle: verso: AM [Alfred Morrison; Lugt 151]; in graphite: C7403; [?]
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.
Gift of George Peabody Gardner