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Orpheus Playing to the Animals

Anonymous, German, 16th century (Nuremberg)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Peter Vischer the Younger (German, Nuremberg 1487–1528 Nuremberg)
ca. 1520
Pen and black ink
3-3/4 x 2-7/8 in. (9.5 x 7.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1998
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: On fragment of old mat, in graphite: Dr Scharf/ (14-11-1946) / "Undoubtedly by Peter/ Vischer jr" and beneath in pencil: also Prof. Schilling [and in a different hand, in graphite]: 113 x 152 mm [and in pen and red ink]: 504
Verso, bottom left, in graphite: 1998.263
Henry Oppenheimer (British (born America), Washington, D.C. 1859–1932 London); his sale, Christie's, London, July 10, 13–14, 1936, lot 346A as German 16th Century; L.V. Randall (Rosenthal); Galerie Kornfeld (Bern); Vendor: Thomas le Claire Kunsthandel, Hamburg
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