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The Christ Child Surrounded by the Flaming Heart

Anton Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1552–1624?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1275; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 436 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 9.2 x 5.8 cm (3 5/8 x 2 5/16 in.) Sheet: 9.7 x 6 cm (3 13/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6952

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, below image, lower left: En armatas flammis tendit/IEsVS manus, cor accendit/Hinc et illinc facibus.; lower right: Age, totum comburatur,/In fauillam redigatur/Cor amoris ignibus.

Signed

Signed in plate, below image, lower center: Anton. Wierx fecit et excu.

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6952; in graphite: 1275

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