Bust of an Oriental Man

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 002; Geisberg 418; Lehrs 515 (I/I); Koreny (Hollstein) 515

Dimensions

Sheet: 20 x 12.4 cm (7 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.1397

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center: Israhel Van Meckenem Goltsmit

Markings

No watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: [Albertina Duplicate; Lugt 5g]; in graphite: C13613; 46.3.[?]b-; g.418xx; G

Provenance

Before 1921, Hofbibliothek, Vienna; 1921, Albertina, Vienna (in 1921 the Hofbibliothek's print collection was fused with the Albertina's); May 25-27, 1925, Boerner, Leipzig, probably sold at this sale as an Albertina duplicate to P. & D. Colnaghi (dealers), London [see note]; December, 1925, purchased by the MFA from Artaria & Co., (dealer), Vienna, for £180 by the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1925)

Note: This information is from Max Lehrs, Geschichte und Kritischer Katalog des Deutschen, Niederändishen und Französischen Kupferstichs im XV. Jahrhundert, vol. 9, 1934, no. 515, pp. 405-6.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund