Requires Photography

The Nativity, with the Annunciation to the Shepherds (from a Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 420 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 622 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10.3 x 6.7 cm (4 1/16 x 2 5/8 in.) Sheet: 10.7 x 7 cm (4 3/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.2209

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in box below image, left: Pax et Salus, O Pastores;/Inter vmbras et horreres/Caeli chorus iubilat.; right: Ite laeti; gaudet mater,/Iudit puer, rider pater,/Nil in autro nubilat.

Signed

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

Markings

Verso, MFA stamp with accession number in pencil: 64.2209; in graphite: No. 12; A420II

Provenance

December, 1964, an anonymous gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift