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The Boat (from the Infancy of Christ series)

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Inscription

in plate, below image, lower left: Frustra pater nauem dabit,/Frustra caligas parabit/Texens Mater filio;; lower right: Quando volet nauigare/Ambulabit Super mare/Nullius auxilio.

Signed

within image, lower left: Ant. Wierx fe.; below image: lower left to lower right: Hieronymus Wierx excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Marks

no watermark; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6839; in graphite: 452

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 452 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 418 (B)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10 x 6.5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 in.) Sheet: 11.9 x 10.4 cm (4 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6839

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