Pentecost (from the Life of Christ series)

Descent of the Holy Ghost

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Geisberg 122; Lehrs 117 (I/III); Hollstein-Koreny 117

Dimensions

Sheet: 7 x 5.1 cm (2 3/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

M26348

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, in ink: PJS [Paul J. Sachs; Lugt 2091]; in graphite: FNO; [small triangle]; 45

Provenance

Mid-nineteenth century, Henry Huth (b. 1815 - d. 1878), London; by descent to his son, Alfred Henry Huth (b. 1850 - d. 1910), Fosbury Manor, Wiltshire; July 6, 1911, sale of Henry Huth collection augmented by Alfred H. Huth, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, lot 275, sold to Frederick Keppel & Co. (dealer), NY, for £17 for Paul J. Sachs (b. 1878 - d. 1965), Cambridge, MA; 1917, gift of Paul J. Sachs to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Paul J. Sachs