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Adoration of the Shepherds

Master of Liechtenstein (probably Netherlandish, active ca. 1549–50)

Period:
16th Century
Date:
1540–60
Medium:
Pen, black ink, gray wash, heightened with white gouache on dark rose-washed paper. Pasted down.
Dimensions:
sheet: 5 5/16 x 7 13/16in. (13.5 x 19.8cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.8
  • Provenance

    Princes of Liechtenstein, Castle of Felsberg and Vienna; Paul Cassirer & Co., Zurich (?); Walter Feilchenfeldt, Zurich; Private Collection, Switzerland ; Vendor: L'Art Ancien

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 8, 1999–May 3, 1999.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 19, 2011–January 8, 2012.

  • References

    Friedrich Winkler "The Anonymous Liechtenstein Master." in Master Drawings. vol. 1, no. 2, 1963, p. 35, pl. 27, ill.

    Otto Benesch "Once Again The Anonymous Liechtenstein Master." in Master Drawings. vol. 3, 1965, p. 47.

    Karel G. Boon Catalogue of the Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Rijksmuseum: Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. vol. 2, The Hague, 1978, under cat. 517.

    Karel G. Boon The Netherlandish and German Drawings of the XVth and XVIth centuries of The Frits Lugt Collection. Collection Frits Lugt-Fondation Custodia, 1, Paris, 1992, p. 500, note 1; p. 502, note 5.

    Christie's, Paris Dessin Anciens et du 19ème siècle. Sale cat. Paris, March 21, 2002, Under cat. 191, listed as a variation of MMA 63.8.

    Francois Lafon Seconde partie de la collection Paul Frantz Marcou 1860-1932. Sale cat.: Dessins Anciens. May 23, 2007, under cat. 91.



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