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Divine Love

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1197; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1466 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 11.2 x 7.4 cm (4 7/16 x 2 15/16 in.) Sheet: 11.4 x 7.6 cm (4 1/2 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

P6943

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, within image: [see Mauquoy-Hendrickx]; below image, lower left: Dius Amor postqua impuru subiecit Amorem,/Fregit et in Stygijs Spicula nata plagis:; lower right: Imbuit innocuas rediuiuo fonte saggitas/Viuificoqz ictu corda ferire parat./lower right to left: Pande sinus pia turba Deo, Sacra vulnera perfer,/Viuere et o Discas Saucia, vt ante mori.

Signed

bottom left, below image: Hieronymus Wierx/fecit et excud.; bottom right, below image: Cum Gratia et Priuilegio/Buschere.

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6943; in graphite: 1197.

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