The Holy Family with Elizabeth and Saint John

Designed by Johannes Stradanus (Netherlandish, 1523–1605), Engraved by Wierix (Netherlandish, 16th century), Publisher Philips Galle (Netherlandish, 1537–1612)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 508; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 450 (I)

Dimensions

Sheet: 32.1 x 24.2 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.) Platemark: 24.4 x 18.5 cm (9 5/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

B3755

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in box below image: Ecce beat Mundum Dauidis origine lumen,/Quod priseo quondam cecinerunt tempore Vates./Et tu parue Puer, Sanctus dignusqe Prophaeta Ante Redemptorem tu praegrediere iubendo Omnigenam sacro tingi baptismate gentem.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower left: Ionn. Strada inven./Phls Galle excud.; lower right: Wirix fecit.

Markings

Verso, Babcock Bequest MFA stamp, with accession number in ink: 3755; in graphite: Holy Family w/ St Elizabeth/St John./Alvin 87. 508./? Wirix.

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Paris; June 12, 1900, his bequest to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock