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Philip Melanchthon

Inscription

verso, woodcut decorated initial "E"; letterpress in German

Signed

and dated lower left: 1561./ [winged serpent]; and by the cutter, behind the sitter's right foot [Lucius' mark]

Marks

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 18990 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: v/o

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

1561

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 153; Heller 870; Dodgson 32; Hollstein 48a

Accession Number

P18990

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

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