User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

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

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description

Inscription

in plate on building top center: L / 1512

Signed

signed with monogram and dated in plate

Marks

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

Provenance

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

1512

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2007.818

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints