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Adoration of the Shepherds

Artist:
Master of Liechtenstein (probably Netherlandish, active ca. 1549–50)
Date:
ca. 1549–50
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, and white gouache. Framing line in pen and brown ink.
Dimensions:
sheet: 5 1/4 x 7 13/16 in. (13.4 x 19.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, François van den Broek d'Obrenan Gift and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.73
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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