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The Censor

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Signed

lower center: M + S

Marks

watermark: woman's head facing left; verso, Berlin Kupferstichkabinett stamp in black [Lugt 1609, but without the lettering in the margin]; rectangular Berlin Kupferstichkabinett duplicate stamp in brown [Lugt 234] with notation in ink: A.86; in graphite: C.686.pfua.es.

Provenance

H. Destailleur (Paris, 1822-1893) [cf. L.740]; possibly his sale 1879 through Thibaudeau, London, to Berlin Kupferstichkabinett [L.1609, L.234]; sold as duplicate 1886, 610 Marks; Count Gregor Sergeievitch Stroganoff (Rome, 1829-1910) [cf. L.550]; his sale Berlin 1914 (May 25-29, Amstel & Ruthardt), 1500 Marks; sale Bern 1921 (Gutekunst & Klipstein, Kat.5), 4000 fr.; purchased by MFA, Jan. 1, 1932 for $719.17 (probably brought to the museum by print curator FitzRoy Carrington in 1929, but not accessioned until 1932. Funds initially provided by E. J. Holmes.)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

late 15th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 107; Lehrs, Vol.5, p.360, note 6.

Dimensions

Sheet: 30.9 x 21.5 cm (12 3/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

32.531

Medium or Technique

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