Death of the Virgin (from the Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 040; Geisberg 125; Lehrs 60 (I/I); Hollstein (German) 60

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.3 x 18.4 cm (10 3/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

16.475

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in plate twice: IVM [on bucket at the foot of the bed]; lower center: Israhel . v. m

Markings

Watermark: hand; verso, MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 26123; collector's stamp in black, in circle: AM [Alfred Morrison, Lugt 151]; in graphite: c. 438; 8

Provenance

Joseph Maberly (b. 1783 - d. 1869; Lugt 1845), London and Cuckfield (Sussex); May 26 - 30, 1851, his sale, Sotheby & Wilkinson, lot 348, sold for £20 to Dingmore. Alfred Morrison (b. 1821 - d. 1897; Lugt 151), London and Fonthill. P. & D. Colnaghi and Obach (dealers), London; February 1, 1916, purchased from them for £75 by the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1916)

Credit Line

Gift of George Peabody Gardner