Requires Photography

The Tree Trunk (from the Infancy of Christ series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 447 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 413 (A)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10 x 6.4 cm (3 15/16 x 2 1/2 in.) Sheet: 12.4 x 8.3 cm (4 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

P6837

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, below image, lower left: Ecce Mater, cum labore/Largo vultus cum sudore/Serrantem filiolum; lower right: Nonne duis mente tota?/Curre linum, curre rota, citò da Strophiolum.

Signed

lower left to lower right: Hieronymus Wierx excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Markings

no watermark; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6837; in graphite: 447.

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