The Wedding at Cana (from the Life of Christ series)

The Marriage at Cana

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 079 (I); Hollstein-Koreny 79 (I); Geisberg 44; Bartsch 12

Dimensions

Sheet: 7.2 x 5 cm (2 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

M27707

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: C1704

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 266 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)

Howard Collection [Lehrs]; Henry Huth Collection (1911); 13£ to Quaritch; Quaritch Cat. 316 (London 1912) Nr. 607: 25£; PDP Register entry: no specific acquisition date given [follows 1918 entries], Harvey D. Parker Coll.

Credit Line

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