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The Witches' Sabbath

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Inscription

dated on tree tunk in block, center right: 1510

Signed

on tablet, center right: HBG [monogram]

Marks

watermark: large bunch of grapes[?]; verso, collector's stamp in black: LOEDEL [Lugt suppl. 1692a]; collector's signature in black ink: Hv.Loedel 1853.-1860; collector's signature in black ink: Boerner/1823/P.vh.V.q.B[?] [J.A. Boerner, Lugt 269]; collector's signature in black ink: J.D. Böhm [Lugt 272]; collector's stamp in black, in double-bordered circle: Y.W. [Graf Yorck von Wartenburg, Lugt suppl. 2669]; MFA stamp in brown with accession number in graphite: 69.1064; in graphite: LAA.; B.55

Provenance

Johann Andreas Boerner (1785-1862, Nuremberg), 1823; H. Loedel; J.D. Böhm (1794-1865, Vienna); Graf Yorck von Wartenburg (Klein-Oels, Silesia), Leipzig sale through Boerner, 1932; bequest of W. G. Russell Allen (1882-1955, Boston), September, 1969

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

1510

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 055; Geisberg 121; Hollstein 235; Meder 16; Curjel 16; Yale 18

Dimensions

Block: 37.8 x 26 cm (14 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.) Sheet: 39.4 x 27.3 cm (15 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

69.1064

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in gray and black

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