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Doctor François Maelson

1592
Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1968 (IV); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1864 (V)

Dimensions

Platemark: 14.3 x 9.3 cm (5 5/8 x 3 11/16 in.) Sheet: 14.1 x 9.6 cm (5 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

P7004

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in bottom margin: DOCTOR FRANCOIS MAELSON/Dus heeft men MAELSONS Beelt in zilver uitgesneden,/Enkhuizens Cicero, de mondt van seven steden,/Den wÿzen Raat van Staat, den destigen Gesant/Aen't Brits en Deense hof, dat taalgeleert verstandt./Doch wie zÿn geest in Print of wooden won bepaelen/Most zelfs een MAELSON zÿn die ook de zon Kon malen./G Brand.

Signed

upper right: IHW/[arrow pointing to the right]

Markings

recto, lower left, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp in purple with accession number in ink: 7004

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