Charity (from the series the Seven Virtues, plate 3 of 7)
Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)
Bartsch (intaglio) 129; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. X) 129 (I); Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 129 (III/III)
Platemark: 16.5 x 11 cm (6 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.) Sheet: 16.7 x 11.3 cm (6 9/16 x 4 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Inscribed in plate, in scroll, upper right: CARITAS ["S" in reverse]; inscribed in plate [?]: 2.
Signed in plate, lower center: L
No watermark; collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; much faded MFA Parker stamp [Lugt 1868] in purple ink with accession number in black ink: 8802; in graphite: 129
Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund