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King Herod Receiving the Three Magi

Artist:
Circle of Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Israhel van Meckenem (German, Meckenem ca. 1440/45–1503 Bocholt)
Date:
1440–91
Medium:
Pen and brown ink retouched with brush and gray ink, touches of white, and pen and black ink
Dimensions:
11 5/8 x 10 13/16 in. (29.6 x 27.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
80.3.486
Not on view
Former title: The Departure of the Magi (?)

Inscription: Mount, lower left, in graphite: Nicht Martin sondern Ludwig Schongauer farzinge (?) [and below]: possibly Ludwig Sch. J.J. [and below that]: Att. to Martin Schongauer by Sedja Anzelewsky Master Drawing. VI.3.1968
Verso, upper center, in graphite: Schoen or Martin de Schoengauer
Verso, upper right, in pen and blue ink: N. 101 A.
Verso, lower center, in graphite, in another hand: Lucas des Leyden / # 77 HSH.

Marking: Mount, bottom left, in red pencil, within a square: HB (collector's mark?)
Recto, lower right: MMA stamp
Verso, lower right: MMA stamp
James Jackson Jarves; Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York); Donor: Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York)
Musée d'Unterlinden. "Le Beau Martin. Gravures et Dessins de Martin Schongauer (vers 1450-1491).," September 13, 1991–December 1, 1991.

Fedja Anzelewsky "An Unknown Drawing by Schongauer." Master Drawings. vol. 6, no. 3, Autumn 1968, (cont. from Remarks) "The figures to the right of the hall in our drawing, therefore, also might be identified as Herod and the doctors." (Also see notes under Attribution), fig. no. Plates 30 and 31, pp. 262-265, ill.

Dr. Tilman Falk Martin Schongauer-'Pictorum Gloria'-Dessinateur: Le Beau Martin. Gravures et Dessins de Martin Schongauer (vers 1450-1491). Exh. cat., Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, September 13-December 1. Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, 1991, P.106, FN 11, remarks that when he saw the drawing in 1981, he found that it could be by Ludwig Schongauer., fig. no. 2, p. 101, ill.



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