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The Sleeping Jesus (from a Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 419 (II) and 149; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 621 (II)

Dimensions

Sheet: 10.1 x 6.8 cm (4 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6830

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in margin below image, lower left: Parue puer, aura friget, Fætet antrum, Solum riget,/Et fit vultus roridus.; lower right: Contra frigus & nidores,/Ferunt ligna, Spargunt flores,/Et fit lectus floridus.

Signed

lower left to right: Hieronymus Wierix fecit et excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Piermans.

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6830; in graphite: 419.

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