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Cain Killing Abel (from the series The Story of Adam and Eve)

1529
Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 005; Hollstein 5; Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 5, I(b)/III

Dimensions

Platemark: 11.5 × 7.5 cm (4 1/2 × 2 15/16 in.) Sheet: 11.7 × 7.7 cm (4 5/8 × 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

M28412

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, on rock, lower center: 1529/L [in reverse]

Markings

Watermark: shield with fleur de lis above and [?]; verso, collector's stamp in black ink: P. Davidsohn [Lugt 654]; in graphite: B5; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 28412

Provenance

[Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (b. 1756 - d. 1859), London and Packington Hall. ?] Paul Davidsohn (b. 1839 - d. 1924?), London, Vienna, and Berlin; November 22-26, 1920, his sale, C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, part of lot 1045, to P. & D. Colnaghi (dealer), London; January, 1921, purchased from Colnaghi by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund