Requires Photography

The Annunciation

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1347; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1444 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 7 x 4.5 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.) Sheet: 8.9 x 5.9 cm (3 1/2 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6964

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, above image, upper center: HVMILIS.; below image: Ingressus Angelus, ad eum dixit;/Ave gratia plena, Dominus tecum,/benedicta tu in mulieribus. Luc. 1

Signed

in plate, below engraved border, lower left to lower right: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuil. Piermans.

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6964; in graphite: 1347

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