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The Birth of the Shunemmite Woman's Son (from the series Elisha and the Shunemmite Woman)

Engraved by Hans (Jan Baptist I) Collaert (Netherlandish, 1566–1628), After Marten de Vos (Netherlandish, 1532–1603)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. IV, Hans (Jan Baptist I) Collaert, nos. 5-8 [though there are 6 plates, not 4], p. 211

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.3 x 29.3 cm (8 3/8 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1011

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, within engaved border, lower left: M. de vos inue; Aux . 4 . vents; in margin below engraved border, left: 2./Cijnthea iamq suos nouies contraxerat orbes,/Signaq per totidem Phebus deduxerat ignes.; lower right: Ipsa tumescebant crescentes pondera ventris,/Letaq promissum est enixa puerpera natum.

Signed

not signed

Markings

verso, MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 69.1011

Provenance

1969, gift of Aimee 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