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Cardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg

Inscription

in plate, upper left: ALBERTVS.MI.DI.SA.SANC./ROMANE.ECCLAE.TI.SAN./CHRYSOGONI.PBR.CARDINA./MAGVN.AC.MAGDE.ARCHI=/EPS.ELECTOR.IMPE.PRIMAS/ADMINI.HALBER.MARCHI./BRANDENBVRGENSIS; and in margin below image: SIC.OCVLOS.SIC.ILLE.GENAS.SIC/.ORA.FERREBAT./.ANNO.ETATIS.SVE.XXX./.M.D.X.X.

Signed

left center, just below curtain rod: [winged serpent]

Marks

watermark [not identified]; verso, in ink: W.S. [William Sharp [Lugt 2650]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 2636 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Albert Cardinal Arche[?]/di Mag[?] by/Lucas Cranach/very rare; B

Provenance

William Sharp (mid 19th century, Manchester, England); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 004; Hollstein 2

Accession Number

P2636

Medium or Technique

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