The Poet Virgil Suspended in a Basket

1525
Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 136 (I of III); Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. X) 136 (I); Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 136 (a)

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.2 x 18.8 cm (9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.) Sheet: 24 x 18.7 cm (9 7/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P8810

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, on rock lower left: L/1525

Markings

Watermark: gothic p with flower; verso, collector's stamp in black ink: Liphart [Lugt 1687]; collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; faded MFA Parker stamp [Lugt 1868] in purple ink with accession number in black ink: 8810; in graphite: B36 [twice]

Provenance

Karl Eduard von Liphart (b. 1807 (or 8?) - d. 1891) Dorpat (Estonia), Bonn, and Florence. Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund