The Massacre of the Innocents (from the Life of the Virgin series)
Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503)
Bartsch 038; Geisberg 39; Lehrs 058 (I/I); Hollstein-Koreny 58
Sheet: 26.8 x 18.1 cm (10 9/16 x 7 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Signed in plate, lower center below, but partially overlapping, engraved border: . Israhel V . M .
Watermark: jug with cross [similar to Lehrs, vol. 9, p. 63, fig. 13, but with handle on left]; verso, in graphite: N.Y./ Smith Sale/no. 955 1861; B1226; s [circled] Cro.
Reverend Walter Davenport-Bromley (b. 1787 - d. 1863), Wooton Hall, England; May 8, 1844, his sale, Christie's, London, to Smith for £4. 1920, sold by P & D Colnaghi & Co. to the MFA.
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund