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Les bulles de savon (from the Infancy of Christ series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 444 (I); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 410 (I)

Dimensions

Sheet: 10 x 6.7 cm (3 15/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.2213

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in box below image, left: Dic; o Puer; Homo Bulla,/Res tam leuis non est vlla,/Bulla nil fragilius. right: Mater, Nati pro staturâ,/Ulna breuis est mensura;/est immensus Filius.

Signed

Signed in plate, in box below image: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilego. Buschere.

Markings

Verso, MFA stamp with accession number in pencil: 64.2213; in graphite: No. 4; A444I

Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA, December, 1964

Credit Line

Anonymous gift