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The Holy Family Building a House (from the Infancy of Christ series)

Designed and engraved by Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 449 (I); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 415 (I)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.2214

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

inscribed in plate, in box below image, left: Dign a Deo Surgat domus/Et in vestiem currat glomus/Fila et Subtilia.; right: Puer magnus is Stellato/Regnat caelo, et in prato/Alba vestit lilia.

Signed

Signed in plate, in box below image: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilego. Buschere.

Markings

Verso, MFA stamp with accession number in pencil: 64.2214; in graphite: No. 9; A449I

Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA, December, 1964

Credit Line

Anonymous gift