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God Creates the Stars (from the Genesis series, no. 4)

Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 061; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 4 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 4.2 x 6.2 cm (1 5/8 x 2 7/16 in.) Sheet: 4.5 x 6.5 cm (1 3/4 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6773

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, within image, upper left: 4; below image: Fiant luminaria in firmamento Cæli.

Signed

within image, lower center: IOHAN.W.IN.F.ET.EXCVD. CVM.G.P

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6773

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