The Adoration of the Magi (from the Life of the Virgin series)

Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503), After Hans Holbein, the Elder (German, 1465–1524)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 036; Geisberg 34; Lehrs 56; Koreny (Hollstein) 56


Sheet: 26.8 x 18.2 cm (10 9/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Signed in plate, lower center, below engraved border: . Israhel . V . M .


Watermark: jug [very similar to Lehrs, vol. 9, p. 498, fig. 14]; verso, collector's stamp: GS [in oval; not in Lugt]; in pencil: This_with No. 41_/on one Leaf_; Nk


Sir John Rushout, 2nd Baron Northwick (b. 1770 - d. 1859), Northwick Park, near Moreton-in-Marsh, originally Worcestershire, now Gloucestershire, and Thirlestane House, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; 1859, by inheritance to his nephew, Sir George Rushout, 3rd Baron Northwick (b. 1811 - d. 1887), Northwick Park; 1887, by inheritance to his widow, Elizabeth Augusta, Lady Northwick (née Bateman-Hanbury, b. 1832 - d. 1912), Northwick Park; 1912, by inheritance to her grandson from her first marriage, Captain Edward George Spencer-Churchill (b. 1876 - d. 1964), Northwick Park; May 28-30, 1918, his sale, Sotheby's, London, purchased by A. B. Daniell & Son (dealers),London; Colnaghi (dealer), London; purchased from Colnaghi by the MFA November 1920

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund