The Child Asleep (from the Infancy of Jesus series)

Designed and engraved by Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 443; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 409 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10 x 6.5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 in.) Sheet: 12.5 x 8.4 cm (4 15/16 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6833

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in box below image, lower left: Dormi IESV, Mater ridet/Quae tam dulce somnum videt,/Dormi IESV blandule.; lower right: Si non dormis Mater ploret/Inter fila canaus orat,/Blande veni Somnule.

Signed

in margin below image: Hierionymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Markings

no watermark; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6833; in graphite: 443.

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