Boccaccio Presenting his Book to Mainardo Cavalcanti

Formerly attributed to Master of the Boccaccio Illustrations (Netherlandish, 1470–1490)

Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 002 (II/II)


Sheet: 19.8 x 16.6 cm (7 13/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Prints and Drawings




Not signed


Verso, in pencil: N K [K underlined]; MFA stamp in black, with accession number in pencil: 27836


Before 1825, Thomas Lloyd (b. about 1757 - d. 1843), perhaps London; July 1-7, 1825, his sale, George Jones (auctioneer), London, lot 938, to Harding. John Rushout, 2nd Baron of Northwick (b. 1770 - d. 1859), Northwick Park, Worcester, and Thirlestane House, Gloucestershire; 1859, by inheritance to his nephew George Rushout, 3rd Baron of Northwick (b. 1811 - d. 1887); 1887, by inheritance to his widow, Elizabeth Augusta Warburton Rushout, Lady Northwick (b. 1832 - d. 1912), Northwick Park; 1912, by inheritance to her grandson, Captain Edward Georges Spencer-Churchill (b. 1876 - d. 1964), Northwick Park; May 28, 1918, sold by Captain Spencer-Churchill, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, lot 97; 1918, purchased from that sale by the MFA through P. & D. Colnaghi and Obach (dealers, London) for £19.16. (Accession Date: May 1, 1918)

Credit Line

Special Print Fund