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Pieta

Virgin and the Dead Christ at the Foot of the Cross

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 269;Mauquoy-Hendrickx 369

Dimensions

Sheet: 8.9 x 6 cm (3 1/2 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6803

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in box below image: Fasciculus myrrhae dilectus meus mihi. Cant. 1.

Signed

lower left to lower right, in box below image: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio Piermans.

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6803; in graphite: 269

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