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The Holy Family in a Garden (from a Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 430 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 631 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10.4 x 6.7 cm (4 1/8 x 2 5/8 in.) Sheet: 10.7 x 7.9 cm (4 3/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.2211

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in box below image, left: Carpe mater, carpe flores,/Verne temporis honores,/Carpe pater lilium.; right: Floris honor hic vilescit,/Dum caelestis horti crescit/Puer hic delicium.

Signed

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

Markings

Verso, MFA stamp with accession number in pencil: 64.2211; in graphite: No. 22; A430II

Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA, December, 1964

Credit Line

Anonymous gift