The Broom (from the Infancy of Christ series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 446 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 412 (A)

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.6 x 8.6 cm (4 15/16 x 3 3/8 in.) Platemark: 10.1 x 6.6 cm (4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6836

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in box below image, left: O! beatum pauimentum!/Te, qui fecit firmamentum,/Verrit Suis manibus.; right: Ferte ligna, fiet cibus,/De farinae satis tribus,/Sed Amoris ignibus.

Signed

lower left to right, in box below image: Hieronymus Wierx excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6836; in graphite: 446

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