Saint Bartholomew (from an Apostles series)

Master W [with the Key] (Netherlandish, 15th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 057; Lehrs 14 (II/II); Hollstein 14

Dimensions

Sheet: 19.3 x 10.5 cm (7 5/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

M27579

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, on the blade of the knife: [moon and cross]

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center: W [+]

Markings

Verso: MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 27579

Provenance

17th or 18th century, probably purchased by either Philip Herbert, 5th Earl of Pembroke (b. 1621 - d. 1668), or his son Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (b. 1656 - d. 1733), Wilton House; by descent to their heirs, including Reginald Herbert, 15th Earl of Pembroke (b. 1880 - d. 1960), who sold 16 albums that contained the print collection; July 5-6, 1917, Wilton House sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 17, purchsed for £8.10 by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 1, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Paul J. Sachs