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Cain Slaying Abel

Designed and engraved by Anton Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1552–1624?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 082 (I); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 57 (I)

Dimensions

Sheet: 27.7 x 22.1 cm (10 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6791

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, below image: CRVDELIS LIVORE CAIN, DVM SVRGIT ABELI/VICTIMA, GERMANVM STERNIT, ET OSSE NECAT.

Signed

Inscribed in plate, within image, lower center: Ant. Wierx inuent. Sculp. et excud.

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6791; in graphite: A82/1st state

Provenance

Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund