The Fall of Man

about 1514
Hans Baldung (Grien) (German, 1484 or 1485–1545)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 001; Hollstein 1; Mende 33; Geisberg 57

Dimensions

Sheet: 22 x 15.1 cm (8 11/16 x 5 15/16 in.) (trimmed to borderline)

Accession Number

2012.467

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

watermark: Eagle's head in shield (similar to Briquet 2207 (lower part), 2208, 2210, 2211)

Provenance

Sir Joshua Reynolds (b. 1723 – d. 1792; Lugt 2364), London. 1853, British Museum, London (Lugt 302); by 1912, deaccessioned as a duplicate by the British Museum (Lugt 305) [see note]. August Laube (dealer, d. 1988), Zurich; 1988, to his daughter, Daniela Laube (dealer), New York; 2012, sold by Daniela Laube to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)

Note: Lugt 305 was the British Museum's duplicate stamp. The 1954 edition of Lugt notes that stamp no. L.305 was used for the following duplicate sales, all at Boerner, Leipzig: November 14-15, 1924; May 25-27, 1925; November 23-24, 1925; May 5-6, 1926; May 3, 1927; May 7-9, 1928; May 10, 1929.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard