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Infancy of Christ (Title plate from the Infancy of Christ series)

Designed and engraved by Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 441; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 407 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10 x 6.6 cm (3 15/16 x 2 5/8 in.) Sheet: 12.8 x 8.5 cm (5 1/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6832

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, on pedestal that sits on table: IESV CHRISTI/DEI DOMINI,/SALVATORIS NR[with bar above]I/INFANTIA.

Signed

on pedestal that sits on table: Hieronymus Wierx invenit, incidit, excudit./Cum gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Markings

no watermark; recto, lower right, in graphite: No. 4; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6832; in graphite: 441

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