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The Broom (from the Infancy of Christ series)

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Inscription

in plate, in box below image, left: O! beatum pauimentum!/Te, qui fecit firmamentum,/Verrit Suis manibus.; right: Ferte ligna, fiet cibus,/De farinae satis tribus,/Sed Amoris ignibus.

Signed

lower left to right, in box below image: Hieronymus Wierx excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Marks

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6836; in graphite: 446

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 446 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 412 (A)

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.6 x 8.6 cm (4 15/16 x 3 3/8 in.) Platemark: 10.1 x 6.6 cm (4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6836

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