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The Annunciation

Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631), After Giuseppe Valeriano (Italian, 1542–1596)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 206; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 30 I/I; Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)

Dimensions

Platemark: 51.6 × 37.8 cm (20 5/16 × 14 7/8 in.) Sheet: 53.2 × 39 cm (20 15/16 × 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P7351

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, on floor above shadow: P. Josephus Valerianus Inuent.; and in lower margin, below engraved border, left: Grata Patri Summo salve Jessea propago./Illesa paries virginitate Deum.; and right: Hoc opus efficiet divinus Spiritus in te:/Est par, aut Similis feminia nulla tibi. C. Schoneus.

Signed

Signed in plate, on floor above shadow: J. Matham Sculp.

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in red: H. F. S. [Henry Foster Sewall; Lugt 1309]; faded MFA Parker stamp in purple, with accession number in black ink: 7351

Provenance

Henry F. 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