Requires Photography

Mary Magdalen Reading


Catalogue Raisonné

Apell 14, a state before i/iii (see Note); Le Blanc 14, a state before i/iii; Beraldi, vol. 9, p. 189


Sheet: 44.9 x 62.2 cm (17 11/16 x 24 1/2 in.) Platemark: 34.2 x 40.8 cm (13 7/16 x 16 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Neither Apell nor Le Blanc lists any unfinished states of this print. In this impression, the head of Mary Magdalen is completed, but her body and cloak are only lightly engraved in outline. The British Museum has an impression in which the cloak is completed, but the upper body and feet are not. Therefore this impression is the first of five known states.


Verso, lower left-center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, upper right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund