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The Nativity

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Inscription

in plate, on hanging tablet, upper left: 1504/[Dürer monogram]

Signed

in plate, lower left, on stone step: IH. W. Æ/16.16.1566

Marks

no watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6794; in graphite: gn[?]/25793/L

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

1566

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 152 (I); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 251

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.3 x 11.9 cm (7 3/16 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6794

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