The Lute Player and the Harpist (from the series Scenes of Daily Life)

1490s
Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 178; Geisberg 407; Lehrs 505 (II/II); Hollstein-Koreny 505

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.8 x 11.1 cm (6 5/8 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

97.1167

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in plate, lower margin below engraved border, center: . I . M .

Markings

Watermark: gothic p with flower; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; in black ink: Robert Balmanno FSA London 1829 [Lugt 213]; in graphite: 0 178

Provenance

Robert Balmanno (b. 1780- d. about 1863; Lugt 213), London; 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: January 1, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund