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The Arrival at Bethlehem (from a Life of the Virgin series)

Inscription

in plate, in margin below image, lower left: Edic hospes, non est locus?/Non est pluma? non est focus?/Pro fecunda virgine?; lower right: Abi, Joseph; et asellus,/Et Maria, et puellus/Iacebunt in Straenine.

Signed

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

Marks

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6829; in graphite: 417

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 417 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 619 (II)

Accession Number

P6829

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