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Scenes from the Life of Saint Lydtwina

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 808-820; Mauquoy-Hendickx 1227

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.3 x 17.2 cm (9 9/16 x 6 3/4 in.) Sheet: 24.6 x 17.5 cm (9 11/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6878

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, below center image: S. LYDTWINA VIRGO SCHIEDAMENSIS,/ab Angelo ramume è Paradiso accipit./Anno 14th. aetatis in glacie labitur, et costa ei frangitur, aegra 33.annis/varijs asslicta morbis, decubuit. Anno nato 47. obyt. A.°D.1433. a4 Aprilis. [inscriptions in each of the surrounding 12 scenes not transcribed]

Signed

below center image: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Piermans.

Markings

watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's stamp in blue: BB [?]; collector's stamp, in blue, in oval: E.O. [?]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6878; in graphite: 34586; Fy.

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