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The Sacrifice of Abraham

Designed by Marten de Vos (Netherlandish, 1532–1603), Engraved by Johann Wierix


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 084; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 59

Dimensions

Platemark: 25.5 x 20.1 cm (10 1/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

B3757

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, below image: Per memet ipsum iuraui, dicit Dominus: benedicam tibi, - multiplicabo femen tuum/ficut stellas caeli, et velut arena est in littore maris: possidebit femen tuum portas/inimicorum suorum, - benedicentur in femine tuo omnes gente terrae. GENES. XXII.

Signed

left of lower center, within image; partially hidden by the grass: M. de Vos inuen./Iohan. W. fecit.; lower center, within image: Sadleri excu.

Markings

watermark [not identified]; MFA Babcock Bequest stamp in purple, with the accession number in ink; in graphite: a/2f; Johannis Wierix/Abraham's sacrifice/Alvin 16.84.; [?]

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock