Requires Photography

God Creates the Seas (from the Genesis series, no. 1)

Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 058; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 4.1 x 6.1 cm (1 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.) Sheet: 4.5 x 6.4 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

P6770

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, within image, upper left: 1; below image: Spiritus Domini ferebatur super aquas

Signed

within image, lower center: IOHA.WIRICX.CO.PRI

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 67770

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