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Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621)

Anton Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1552–1624?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1862; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1776 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10.4 x 7.1 cm (4 1/8 x 2 13/16 in.) Sheet: 16.6 x 12.2 cm (6 9/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6986

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper center: IHS; in oval border: ROBERTVS S.R.E. CARD. BELLARMINVS E SOC. IESV. OBIT XVII. SEPT. M.DC.XXI.ÆT. LXXIX; below portrait: Illustriss.° ac Reuerendiss.° Dño Henrico S.R.E. Cardinali/Gondo. Epõ Parisiensi, suæ Maiestati Christianiss. ab intimis/Consilijs. Joan . van Mechelen humillimus cliens L.M.D.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center: Anton. Wierx fecit.

Markings

Partial watermark; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6986; in graphite: E ¾

Provenance

Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund