Requires Photography

The Arrival at Bethlehem (from a Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 417 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 619 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10.2 x 6.7 cm (4 x 2 5/8 in.) Sheet: 11.5 x 7.9 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6829

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in margin below image, lower left: Edic hospes, non est locus?/Non est pluma? non est focus?/Pro fecunda virgine?; lower right: Abi, Joseph; et asellus,/Et Maria, et puellus/Iacebunt in Straenine.

Signed

lower left to right: Hieronymus Wierix fecit et excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Piermans.

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6829; in graphite: 417

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