The Temptation of the Idler (The Dream of the Doctor)

1497–98
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 076; Meder 70a-b

Dimensions

Platemark: 18.8 x 11.9 cm (7 3/8 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P340

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

verso, in graphite: MFA/ H.D.P. Coll./ No. 340" from the Collection of Harvey D. Parker at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (center)
"Attley No. 20" (bottom center)
"X" (top center)
"S_7" (bottom edge - inscription is only partially legible due to damage)

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309)

Provenance

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