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The Unicorn Series: The Unicorn Purifies the Water with his Horn

Allegorical subject with many animals

1545–60
Jean Duvet (French, 1485–about 1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 59; Eisler 68 second?

Dimensions

Sheet (trimmed): 22.6 x 40.2 cm (8 7/8 x 15 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

P19606

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Part of series of 6, Eisler 32-34, 66-68

Markings

Verso: (blue and black stamp) circle with v.N., L. 2529, K. F. F. von NAGLER (1770-1846); (black stamp) "Kupferstick Sammlung der Konigl Museen", L. 1606,KUPFERSTICHKABINETT der STAATLICHEN MUSEEN (Cabinet des Estampes des Musées de l'Etat), Berlin. Estampes et dessins; and (black stamp) "Tilgungs Stempel K.K. C.", L.2398 (duplicates from Berlin)

Provenance

Keppel & Co.; from whom puchased by MFA, 1913.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund, by exchange