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Pope Innocent IX (1519-1591)

Anton Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1552–1624?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1948; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1846 (II)

Dimensions

Sheet: 13.7 x 8.2 cm (5 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

P6999

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in bottom margin: SMVS D.N. INNOCENTIVS IX./Christiana plebs, sub tanto.Pontifice, credulitatis suae/meritis augeatur.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower right: Anton.Wierx Sculp./et excudit.

Markings

No watermark; verso, MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6999; in graphite: 8074/h/vn

Provenance

Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund