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The Funeral Ceremonies for Charles III, Duke of Lorraine. Titlepage

Les Pompes Funèbres de Charles III, Duc de Lorraine

Matthäus Merian I (German, 1593–1650), With Friedrich Brentel (German (Strasbourg) 1580–1651), After Claude de la Ruelle (French, active in 17th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Wüthrich, M. Merian, vol. 1, no. 32; also catalogued as No. 2, Part 1, Title. A full discussion of the project is found on pp. 10-18.


Sheet (approximate): 54 x 38 cm (21 1/4 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, from a set of plates, unbound

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



A448. This five tiered monument contains 18 scenes referring to the life of Charles III. It is surmounted by a profile portrait of the duke and his sarcophagus. This impression lacks the lowest row of five scenes.


Mathaeus Merian fecit


Between the 1950s and 1980s, acquired by Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne, Switzerland and Whitchurch, England; March 19, 2004, sold by Josefowitz to Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA and Naples, FL; 2010, year-end gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo