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The Body of Christ Supported by an Angel

Inscription

dated in plate, on sarcophagus: A° 1587.; in dedicatory tablet, lower left: Illus: Generoso et Magnifico Domino Duo/Paulo Syxto Trautson libero Baroni in/Sprechenstain et Schrofenstain & c. Sacre/Casæ. Mtis. Camerario, Supremo Curiæ Mareschalco,/et Concily Imperialis Presidi, Dno suo B. Spran-/ger inue et H. Goltzius Sculp, hac beneuoli animi./humilisq obsequy Mnemosynon quantulucuq D.D.; in lower margin: O'homo qui cernis nostrum Sub imagine funus,/ Esto memor quam sim pro te crudelia passus,/Qui fueram plastes, fierem saluator vt idem./Authorem venerata suum, et testata dolorm/Intremuit tellus magno concussa fragore, Et tum nec silices, nec saxa carentia sensu./Obtexit rutulos et Sol caligine vultus,/Et stupuit Natura parens miserata Paren/Nec gemitum vos ô celi tenuistis Alumni./Franco Estiuscopos.

Signed

lower left, within inscription:...H. Goltzius Sculp,...

Marks

watermark: square and star in circle; verso: collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7283 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: 36523; ; 239 [underlined]; B273; 46

Provenance

Henry F. Sewell (1816-1896, New York); November, 1897, Sewell collection purchased for the MFA by Harvey D. Parker.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

1587

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 273; Hollstein 320

Accession Number

P7283

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