Dürer engraved this formal portrait of the great humanist writer and scholar Erasmus after having met him in the Netherlands in 1520-21.
watermark: crowned shield with L, two lilies,and pendant b)
Nathaniel Smith; (Lugt 2296, 2298); Lord Northwick (Lugt suppl. 2709a); C. G. Boerner, Dusseldorf; from whom purchased Dec. 13, 1972
Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard