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Saint Francis Xavier

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1907; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1810 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 11.2 x 7.6 cm (4 7/16 x 3 in.) Sheet: 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6995

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in top margin: P. FRANCISCVS XAVERIVS SOC.; IESV.; above saint: HIC PRIMVS EX SOC.IESV FIDEM IN INDIAM INVEXIT.; in bottom margin: Non sunt condignae passiones huius temporis/ad futuram gloriam quaæ reuelabitur in nobis.; from the rays: Satis est Domine, satis est.

Signed

lower center: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud.

Markings

no watermark; verso, in graphite: j54; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp in purple with accession number in ink: 6995

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