Requires Photography

Cain Building a Village (from the Genesis series, no. 16)

Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 073; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 16 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.) Sheet: 4.5 x 6.9 cm (1 3/4 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6785

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, within image, upper right: 16; below image: Cain ædificauit Ciuitatem, vocauitque/nomen eius ex nomine filij sui Henoch/

Signed

not signed

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6785

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund