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The Lamentation of Christ with the Virgin, Saint John, Mary Magdalene, and a Donor

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Inscription

Four lines of Latin verse carved in the block below the image (not transcribed)

Signed

not signed

Marks

watermark: Bull's head with a flower above and a triangle below [similar to Briquet 14871-72

Provenance

May 12, 1902, anonymous ("from a very old and prominent family library") sale, Gutekunst, Stuttgart, lot 456. March 2-4, 1953, anonymous sale, Nicolas Rauch, Geneva, March 2-4, 1953, lot 47, to William H. Schab (dealer), New York; sold by Schab to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 9, 1953)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Pietà with the Virgin, Saint John, Mary Magdalene, and a Donor

about 1460–80

  • Attributed to Master Michel, South German (Swabian), about 1460–1480
Catalogue Raisonné

Schreiber 986m

Dimensions

Sheet: 37.9 x 27.8 mm (14 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.359

Medium or Technique

Woodcut, hand-colored

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