in plate, upper left, in banner formed by the wings of a dragon: MELENCOLIA I; on stone block, lower right: 1514/[Dürer's monogram]
left of center lower margin: IOHAN.WIRICX.FECIT.ANN.1602
verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6976.
Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897
Harvey D. Parker Collection