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The Raising of the Cross (from a Passion of Christ series)

Designed and engraved by Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 353; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 178

Dimensions

Sheet: 8.9 x 5.5 cm (3 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6822

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in margin below image: Iesus autem dicebat, Pater, dimit=/te illis, non enim sciunt, quid/faciunt. Lucae 23.

Signed

lower left to right, in margin below image: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Markings

verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6822; in graphite: 353

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