Requires Photography

The Offerings of Cain and Abel (from the Genesis series, no. 14)

Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 071; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 14 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 4.3 x 6.6 cm (1 11/16 x 2 5/8 in.) Sheet: 4.6 x 6.9 cm (1 13/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6783

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, within image, upper right: 14; below image: Respexit Dnus ad Abel et ad mu:/nera eius, ad Cain autemno respexit.

Signed

within image, left of center: .IOHA.W.IN.ET.EX.

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6783

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