The Annunciation

1593
Engraved by Jacob (Jacques) de Gheyn II (Dutch, 1565–1629), After Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1564–1651), Publisher Jacques Razet (Dutch, died in 1609)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 30 (II)

Dimensions

Sheet (trimmed to platemark): 36 x 28.3 cm (14 3/16 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2193

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, below image, lower left: Mater ave, simul et Virgo, Nutrixq Tonantis:/Larga tibi pleno gratia fonte fluit.; lower right: Tecum habitat magnus rerum moderator et autor:/Femineos inter tu præes una choros.

Signed

Signed in plate, on the side of the raised platform, lower left: ABlo. Inven. An° 1593: JDGheyn Sculp. JRazet divilg.

Markings

Watermark (yes, but not yet identified); verso, in pencil: N.II; Pass. 200; MFA stamp with accession number in pencil: 2011.2193

Provenance

Sold by Robert M. Light (dealer), Santa Barbara, CA, to Robert Wheaton (d. 2010) and Barbara Wheaton, Concord, MA; 2011, gift of Barbara Wheaton to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Ketcham Wheaton