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The Virgin and Mary Magdalen Watch Over the Body of Christ (from a Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 436 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 637 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 6.8 x 10.6 cm (2 11/16 x 4 3/16 in.) Sheet: 7 x 10.8 cm (2 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

P6831

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in margin below image, lower left: Ecce geminos amores./Vtra debet post tot rores/Palmiam amoris tollere?; lower right: Magdalis hic prima suat,/Simeonico ni fluat/Fons perennis vulnere.

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: 6831; in graphite: 436

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