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Christ among the Virgins

Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1353; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1450

Dimensions

Platemark: 7 x 4.6 cm (2 3/4 x 1 13/16 in.) Sheet: 8.6 x 6.1 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6966

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, above image, upper center: CAELESTIS.; below image: NEQVE NVBENT NEQVE NVBTVR./Virgines sunt; sequuntur Agnum quocunt ierit,/ et cantant quasi canticum nouum, Apoc. 14.

Signed

in plate, below engraved border, lower left to lower right: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuil. Piermans.

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6966; in graphite: 1353

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