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Melancholia

1602
Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615), After Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1576; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1556

Dimensions

Platemark: 23.8 x 18.8 cm (9 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.) Sheet: 25 x 19.6 cm (9 13/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.365

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, upper left, in banner formed by the wings of a dragon: MELENCOLIA I; on stone block, lower right: 1514/[Dürer's monogram]

Signed

left of center lower margin: IOHAN.WIRICX.FECIT.ANN.1602

Markings

verso, in graphite: [?]; MFA stamp with [incorrect?] accession number in graphite: 33722; [other inscriptions in graphite, but hidden under mount hinge]

Provenance

Mrs. Henry P. Kidder, Boston, MA, by whom given to the MFA April, 1937

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kidder