Requires Photography

The Invocation (from an Infancy of Christ series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 453; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 428 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 9.7 x 6.4 cm (3 13/16 x 2 1/2 in.) Sheet: 10 x 6.6 cm (3 15/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6841

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

below image: Te Sulspirat cordis clamer,/In te fertur ardens amor,/Mitte, IESV, lumina.; lower right: Caelo natis, o! BEATIs,/De Torrente voluptatis/Funde, IESV, flumina.

Signed

lower left to lower right: Hieronymus Wierix excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Markings

no watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6841; in graphite: 453 (I)

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