Adoration of the Magi

Master IAM of Zwolle (Netherlandish, active about 1470–1490)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 001; Lehrs 1(I/I); Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. XII) 1

Dimensions

Sheet: 34.8 x 23.9 cm (13 11/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

P857

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in plate, upper center, inside engraved border: zwott

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's stamp in black ink: A.F.D. [Ambroise Firmin-Didot; Lugt 119]; collector's stamp in blue: [coat of arms, with] CABINET/LOUIS GALICHON [in scroll; Lugt 1060]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; in ink: 857; in graphite: 166

Provenance

Ambroise Firmin-Didot (b. 1790 - d. 1876; Lugt 119), Paris; April 16 - May 12, 1877, his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Danlos & Delisle, lot 166, sold for 400 francs to Danlos; Louis Galichon (b. 1829 - d. 1893; Lugt 1060) Paris; March 4 - 9, 1895, his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 1172, sold for 360 francs. Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896; Lugt 1309), New York; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund. (Accession Date: October 21, 1897)

Note: Max Lehrs, Geschichte und Kritischer Katalog des Deutschen Niederländischen und Französischen Kupferstichs im XV. Jahrhundert, vol. 7, Vienna, 1930, no. 1, footnote 10, p. 177.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund