The Massacre of the Innocents (from the Life of Christ series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 075 (I); Hollstein-Koreny 75 (I); Geisberg 38

Dimensions

Sheet: 7.1 x 5.1 cm (2 13/16 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

M27705

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in black oval: H.H. [Henry Ralph Mowbray Howard; Lugt 1318]; in graphite: C1694

Provenance

Mid-nineteenth century, probably Henry Huth (b. 1815 - d. 1878); by descent to his son, Alfred Henry Huth (b. 1850 - d. 1910), Fosbury Manor, Wiltshire; July 6, 1911, Huth sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, lot 262 to P. & D. Colnaghi and Obach (dealers), London, for Henry Ralph Mowbray Howard (b. 1883 - d. 1950; Lugt 1318), London and Cortington, Wiltshire. 1918, purchased by the MFA for $104.37 from P. & D. Colnaghi and Co. (dealers), London. (Accession Date: 1918)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund, by exchange