The Circumcision (from the Life of Christ series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 072 (I/IV); Hollstein-Koreny 72 (I); Geisberg 31; Bartsch 7

Dimensions

Sheet: 7.1 x 5 cm (2 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

M27704

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in black oval: H.H. [Henry Ralph Mowbray Howard; Lugt 1318]; in graphite: 01693

Provenance

Mid-nineteenth century, probably Henry Huth (b. 1815 - d. 1878); by descent to his son, Alfred Henry Huth (b. 1850 - d. 1910), Fosbury Manor, Wiltshire; July 6, 1911, Huth sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, lot 259 to P. & D. Colnaghi and Obach (dealers), London, for Henry Ralph Mowbray Howard (b. 1883 - d. 1950; Lugt 1318), London and Cortington, Wiltshire. 1918, purchased by the MFA for $126.75 from P. & D. Colnaghi and Co. (dealers), London. (Accession Date: 1918)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund, by exchange