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Prudence

Designed by Johannes Stradanus (Netherlandish, 1523–1605), Engraved by Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619), Publisher Philips Galle (Netherlandish, 1537–1612)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1371; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1368

Dimensions

Platemark: 18.9 x 13.4 cm (7 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Sheet: 19.7 x 14.4 cm (7 3/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6971

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, upper center: PRUDENTIA.; in recatangular space below main image: Prudentia servabit te, ut eruaris a via mala, et ab/homine qui perversa loquitur. Proverb.2./4

Signed

on cartouche: Jo. Strad. inv./Hier.Wirix Sculp./Phls galle excud.

Markings

[unidentified] watermark; recto, upper left, in ink: 5; lower left, in graphite: 1371; verso, collector's mark in black: [Franz Jozef von Enzenberg; Lugt 845]; collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6971; in graphite: a1371.

Provenance

Franz Jozef von Enzenberg (1802-1879, Innsbruck); 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