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The Angel Predicts the Birth of Samson (from the series the History of Samson)

Designed by Marten de Vos (Netherlandish, 1532–1603), Engraved by Anton Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1552–1624?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 90; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 24 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 19.7 x 28.2 cm (7 3/4 x 11 1/8 in.) Sheet: 23.9 x 33.4 cm (9 7/16 x 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

69.1034

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in margin below image, lower left to right: Victima per Manuen, domino maetatur opima: Vxor Samsonem qúod paritura foret. Judicum.13.Caput.; lower right: 1

Signed

Signed in plate within the image, lower left to right: G. de Iode esc.; Anto. Wierix.fec.; M.de Vos inue.

Markings

No watermark; verso, in graphite: 23.; MFA stamp with the accession number in graphite: 69.1034; in ink [illegible letterpress, perhaps the result of accidental contact with another wet sheet]

Provenance

1969, gift of Aimée Lamb (b. 1893 - d. 1989), Boston, and Rosamond Lamb (b. 1898 - d. 1989), Boston, to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb