The Boat (from the Infancy of Christ series)

Designed by Anton Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1552–1624?), Engraved by Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 452 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 418 (B)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10 x 6.5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 in.) Sheet: 11.9 x 10.4 cm (4 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6839

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, below image, lower left: Frustra pater nauem dabit,/Frustra caligas parabit/Texens Mater filio;; lower right: Quando volet nauigare/Ambulabit Super mare/Nullius auxilio.

Signed

Signed in plate, within image, lower left: Ant. Wierx fe.; below image, lower left to right: Hieronymus Wierx excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Markings

No watermark; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6839; in graphite: 452

Provenance

Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund