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Adoration of the Shepherds

Master of Liechtenstein (probably Netherlandish, active ca. 1549–50)
ca. 1549–50
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, and white gouache. Framing line in pen and brown ink.
sheet: 5 1/4 x 7 13/16 in. (13.4 x 19.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, François van den Broek d'Obrenan Gift and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2008
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: On the verso of the mount, at upper right inscribed "N" in graphite (19th century handwriting), followed by a number covered by a torn label; below the inscription "Martin de Vos," crossed out, followed by the inscription "(né et mort à Anvers)| Ec. Flam. 1532-1603|| Maitre de Liechtenstein" in graphite (19th century handwriting); below a paraph in graphite

Marking: On the mount, at lower left, the collector's mark of Marcou (Lugt 1911b); On the verso of the mount, inscribed "Collection de P Collin" in pen and brown ink (Lugt 454)
P. Collin (French, 1832–1890/95); Paul Frantz Marcou (1860–1932); sale Lafon, Société de Ventes Volontaires (Paris), May 23, 2007, lot 91; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 19, 2011–January 8, 2012.

Francois Lafon Seconde partie de la collection Paul Frantz Marcou 1860-1932. Sale cat.: Dessins Anciens. May 23, 2007, cat. no. 91, ill.

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