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Melancholia

Inscription

in plate, upper left, in banner formed by the wings of a dragon: MELENCOLIA I; on stone block, lower right: 1514/[Dürer's monogram]

Signed

left of center lower margin: IOHAN.WIRICX.FECIT.ANN.1602

Marks

verso, in graphite: [?]; MFA stamp with [incorrect?] accession number in graphite: 33722; [other inscriptions in graphite, but hidden under mount hinge]

Provenance

Mrs. Henry P. Kidder, Boston, MA, by whom given to the MFA April, 1937

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kidder

1602

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1576; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1556

Accession Number

37.365

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