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Jupiter and Danae

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1425; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1594

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.8 x 28.2 cm (8 9/16 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6974

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, below image. lower left to lower right: Inclusam Daiaen risit venus alma, Jouemq Conuersum in pretium, gremiuq implere puelle, Cunctaq ceruleis penetrare sub orbib Aurum

Signed

lower right: Jero. W. inue. et fe./Gode.van haecht ex.

Markings

watermark: crowned shield with a B, a flower above, and below [?]; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6974

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