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Potiphar's Wife Accusing Joseph (from a series of five "The Story of Joseph")

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Prints by the Netherlandish painter, Lucas van Leyden, played a dominant role in the early sixteenth century, rivaling in skill and influence his German counterpart, Albrecht Dürer. The 1512 engraving Potiphar's Wife Accusing Joseph is one of a series of 5 prints illustrating events of...

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in plate on building top center: L / 1512


signed with monogram and dated in plate


Watermark: Crowned shield with sun and the letter B (Briquet 13978, datable 1512)


Pierre Mariette, 1660, (Lugt 1789); Albertina duplicate (see Lugt 174 and Lugt 5g), sold C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, auction 26, 1925, lot 799; Gilhofer & Ranschburg; Dr. Albert W. Blum, Swizerland and Short Hills, N.J. 1882-1952 (Lugt 79b); Blum sale, Sotheby'sm NY, Feb. 27, 1988, lot. no. 1204; to C. G. Boerner, Dusseldorf; Hill-Stone, NY; from whom purchased by MFA December 12, 2007.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 021; Filedt Kok (Hollstein) 21, I/III


Sheet: 12.5 x 16.1 cm (4 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

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