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The Guardian Angel

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1194; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 608 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 9.4 x 6.3 cm (3 11/16 x 2 1/2 in.) Sheet: 10 x 6.8 cm (3 15/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6942

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, below image: Angeli eorum semper vident faciem patris mei qui in caelis est. Matt.18.

Signed

below image: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. 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: 6942; in graphite: 1194.

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