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Fortitude

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1373; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1370

Dimensions

Platemark: 18.8 x 13.4 cm (7 3/8 x 5 1/4 in.) Sheet: 19.6 x 14.4 cm (7 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6973

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in diamond shaped tablet upper center: FORTITVDO.; below in box: Fortidtudo Simplicis, via Domini: & pavor his/qui operantur malum. Proverb. 10.; lower right: 6

Signed

in diamond shaped tablet lower center: Jo. Strad.inv./Hieron.Wirix sculp./Phle Galle.excud.

Markings

watermark [undeciphered]; recto, in ink, upper left: 7; in graphite, lower left: 1373; verso, collector's mark in black: [Franz Jozef von Enzenberg; Lugt 845]; collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6973; in graphite: a1373

Provenance

Franz Jozef von Enzenberg (1802-1879, Innsbruck); 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