Christ Among the Doctors (from the Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 039; Geisberg 41; Lehrs 059 (I/I); Hollstein-Koreny 59

Dimensions

Sheet: 27 x 18.5 cm (10 5/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2155

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center below, but partially overlapping, engraved border: . Israhel . V . M .

Markings

Watermark: gothic p with flower; verso, in pencil: B39

Provenance

Ambroise Firmin-Didot (b. 1790 - d. 1876; Lugt 119); April 16 - May 12, 1877, his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Danlos & Delisle, lot 437, sold for 25 francs to Danlos [dealer]. Juan Jorge Peoli (b. 1825 - d. 1893; Lugt 1481 and 2020), New York; May 8, 1894, his sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 1507. Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896; Lugt 1309), New York; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund. (Accession Date: October 21, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund