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Saint Francis Xavier

Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1906; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1809 (II?)

Dimensions

Platemark: 8.6 x 6.1 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.) Sheet: 9.1 x 6.4 cm (3 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

P6994

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in small oval upper center: Satis/est Domi/ne. Satis/est.; in bottom margin: S. Franciscus Xauerius: qui primus ex Societate/Iesu fidem in Indiam inuexit. Obijt an°. 1552. Decemb.2.

Signed

lower center: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud.

Markings

no watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp in purple with accession number in ink: 6994

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