Three Holy Women

about 1615 or after
Matthäus Merian I (German, 1593–1650), After Jacques Bellange (French (Lorraine), about 1575–1616), Published by Jacob van der Heyden (Netherlandish, worked Germany, 1573–1645)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein 5, only state; Wüthrich 88; Thuillier (Bellange) 70 (copy in reverse); Walch (Bellange) 22 (copy in reverse); Worthen & Reed (Bellange) 39; Griffiths & Hartley (Bellange) 13 (copy in reverse)


Sheet: 30.7 x 19.3 cm (12 1/16 x 7 5/8 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Recto, bottom left, stamped in black ink, the mark of Baron Henri de Triqueti, Paris (1802-1874)(Lugt 1304); verso, bottom right, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower left-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Baron Henri de Triqueti, Paris (1802-1874)(Lugt 1304); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund