Requires Photography

The Visitation (from a Life of the Virgin series)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 416; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 618 (II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10.3 x 6.7 cm (4 1/16 x 2 5/8 in.) Sheet: 11.3 x 7.7 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

P6828

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in margin below image, lower left: In montana sine mora/Lu cem portans it aurara;/Gaude mater Sterilis.; lower right: Felix! O! quæ credidisti,/Virgo Deum concepisti/Gaude virgo fertilis.

Signed

lower left to right: Hieronymus Wierix fecit et excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Piermans.

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6828; in graphite: 416

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