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Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

Designed by Johannes Stradanus (Netherlandish, 1523–1605), Engraved by Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 511; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 457 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.6 x 18.6 cm (9 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.) Sheet: 33.2 x 24.5 cm (13 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

B3758

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in cartouche: GENTIBVS CVNCTIS FOELIX, ET DICTA BEATA EST/ANNA PARENS MATRIS CHRISTI, DAVIDICA PROLES.

Signed

Signed in plate, in cartouche below image, lower left: Joannes Stradanus inuen.; lower right: Jeronimus Wirix fecit.; lower center: Philippus Gallæus excudit.

Markings

Watermark: gothic p with a flower above and a g below; recto, in graphite: 185 x 945 [underlined]; verso, MFA Babcock Bequest stamp with accession number in black ink: 3758; in graphite: Virgin & child & St Ann,/same as LeBl. IV. 219.287 z; Alvin 88.511/Names below differ from both catal./(...Wierix [underlined] fecit Theodorus [underlined] Gallaeus excudit)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, his bequest to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock