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The Holy Family Fishing (from a Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 429 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 630 (II)

Dimensions

Sheet: 10.8 x 6.6 cm (4 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.2210

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in box below image, left: Euge mater texe rete,/Nimic hoc exile crede/Pisces hamo fallere.; right: Puer iste quaquauersum/Mundum volet vniuersum/Reti suo claudere.

Signed

Signed in plate, in box below image: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilego. Piermans.

Markings

Verso, MFA stamp with accession number in pencil: 64.2210; in graphite: No. 21; A429II

Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA, December, 1964

Credit Line

Anonymous gift