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Saint Thomas and Saint James the Lesser (or Saint Judas Thaddaeus?) (from the series of Apostles, shown half-length in pairs)

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Inscription

in plate, lower left scroll: . Descedit . ad . inferna . ; lower right scroll: Asced . ad . celos

Signed

lower center below engraved border: . I . M .

Marks

watermark: jug with cross; verso, collector's stamp in black: H.W. [Hermann Webber; Lugt 1383]; in pen: F.D. 1841 [François Debois; Lugt 985]

Provenance

Acquired by François Debois 1841 [from Lugt: Debois died about 1845; van Meckenem's in his collection were sold in Paris in a sale held Nov. 26-30, 1844]; collection of Hermann Webber (1817-1854); Webber collection sale Sept. 17, 1855; Strawberry Hill; Vienna Hofbibliothek and Albertina duplicate; PDP Register entry: purchased Dec. 1925 from Colnaghi (6 engravings by van Meckenem for € 350.)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 296 (I); Hollstein-Koreny 296; Geisberg 252; Bartsch 81

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.2 x 14.5 cm (8 3/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.1396

Medium or Technique

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