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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, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6976.

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

1602

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1576; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1556

Accession Number

P6976

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