Charity (from the series The Seven Virtues, plate 3 of 7)

1530
Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 129; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 129; Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 129 (Ia/III)

Dimensions

Image: 16.4 x 10.9 cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.) Sheet: 16.4 x 10.9 cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

P8803

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in scroll, upper right: CARITAS ["S" in reverse]

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center: L

Markings

Watermark: gothic p with 4 lobed flower above; recto, lower left, collector's initials in ink: F. D. [François Debois, Lugt 985]; verso, collector's stamp in blank ink: JBJ [in palette; John Burleigh James; Lugt 1425]; 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: 8803

Provenance

Before 1844, François Debois, (d. about 1845), Paris; November 26-30, 1844, his sale, Paris (expert P. Defer); November, 1844, purchased from the Debois sale by Reverend John Burleigh James (b. 1811 - d. 1891), Knowbury Park, Shropshire; 1877, his sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, London, lot 3101. Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, Sewall collection purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund