The Second Foolish Virgin (from the series the Five Wise and the Five Foolish Virgins)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 425; Hollstein-Koreny 425; Geisberg 376; Bartsch 164

Dimensions

Platemark: 12.2 x 8.7 cm (4 13/16 x 3 7/16 in.) Sheet: 12.9 x 9.4 cm (5 1/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2172

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

left of lower center: . I . M .

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; in black ink: Robert Balmanno 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