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The Baptism of Christ

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 173; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 265

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.9 x 19 cm (9 13/16 x 7 1/2 in.) Sheet: 27 x 21 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

P6796

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, below engraved border: ECCE TREMENS CHRISTVM BAPTISTES TINGIT IN VNDA/IORDANIS, QVIA SIC SANCTIFICANTVR AQVÆ : LVC Æ. 3.

Signed

Signed in plate within image, left of center: .IRW.; right of center: HVL [Hans van Luyck]

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; recto, lower right, in graphite: [?]; verso, collector's mark in black, stamped twice: [Franz Jozef von Enzenberg; Lugt 845]; collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6796; in graphite: [?]gad

Provenance

Franz Jozef von Enzenberg (b. 1802 - d. 1879), Innsbruck; 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