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Saint Aegidus

Anton Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1552–1624?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 833; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1118 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 12.2 x 7.5 cm (4 13/16 x 2 15/16 in.) Sheet: 12.4 x 7.5 cm (4 7/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

B3756

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, below image: S. ÆGIDIUS/Regio Athenis ortus sanguine, miraculis partos honores fugiens, apud/ceruam nutricem suam latet, quam vulnere suo a regijs venatoribus/liberat. Spernit muneraj que Rex in monasterij aedificationem/conuertit, cui Praepositus Sancte immoritur 1. Sept.

Signed

Signed in plate, below image, lower left to lower right: Anto. Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio.

Markings

Verso, MFA stamp, Babcock Bequest, with accession number in ink: 3756

Provenance

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston, to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock