The Judgement of Solomon

about 1490
Master FVB (Netherlandish, 15th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 002; Lehrs 2 (I/II)

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.8 x 21.4 cm (10 3/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

28.1091

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center, below engraved border: FVB

Markings

Watermark: crown with sun below; verso, in graphite: 182; Monogr. FVB/ B.2; D 2; MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 31540

Provenance

Dr. Gerhart Güttler (b. 1889 - d. 1966; Lugt 2807b), Berlin [see Note below]; May 7-9, 1928, his sale, Boerner, Leipzig, Catalogue CLVII, lot 761, purchased for 3100 MK by Colnaghi & Co. (dealers), London, for the MFA. (Accession Date: October 1, 1928)

[Note: Lehrs, in Geschichte und Kritischer Katalog des Deutschen, Niederländischen und Französischen Kupferstichs im XV. Jahrhunder, vol. VII, p. 166, incorrectly cited the Gutmann collection rather than the Güttler collection as the former home of this impression.]

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and Gift of George Peabody Gardner