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Becanus (Jan van Gorp, also called Goropius)

1580
Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1861; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1774

Dimensions

Platemark: 25 x 17 cm (9 13/16 x 6 11/16 in.) Sheet: 29.4 x 19.3 cm (11 9/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6985

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, upper left to upper right: IOANNIS GOROPII BECANI EFFIGIES; verso, epitaph in letterpress: [not transcribed]

Signed

on pedestal: .IHW./1580

Markings

verso, collector's mark in blue: [?]; collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6986; in graphite: A1861; [?]

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