The Knight and the Lady (from the series Scenes of Daily Life)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 501; Hollstein-Koreny 501; Geisberg 403; Bartsch 182

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.8 x 12.4 cm (5 13/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

P2184

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In scroll above the head of the knight, single letters spaced apart, added in ink or inscribed in plate[?]: W I N M D S I A D; and in the scroll above the head of the lady: W D I W S H D K A H

Signed

Monogram has been trimmed off

Markings

Verso, in black ink: Robert Balmanno FSA London 1829 [Lugt 213]

Provenance

Robert Balmanno (b. 1780 - d. 1866; Lugt 213), London and New York; Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896; Lugt 1309), New York; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund. (Accession Date: October 21, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund