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Crucifixion with the Virgin, Saint John and Mary Magdelene, with the Symbols of the Four Evangelists

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 236; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 322 (B)

Dimensions

Sheet: 8.5 x 5.5 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/16 in.) Platemark: 6.9 x 4.4 cm (2 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

P6799

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, on the books held by the symbols of the four evangelists in the corners, upper left: S. Matthaeus; upper right: S. Marcus; lower left: S. Ioannes; lower right: S. Lucas; in box below image: O crux aue Spes vnica ,/Hoc passionis tempore ,/Auge pys iustitiam ,/Reisque dona veniam.

Signed

lower left to right, in box below image: Hieronymus Wierx excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Markings

verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6799; in graphite 244 I2

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