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Cain Slaying Abel

Inscription

in plate, below image: CRVDELIS LIVORE CAIN, DVM SVRGIT ABELI/VICTIMA, GERMANVM STERNIT, ET OSSE NECAT.

Signed

within image, lower center: Ant. Wierx inuent. Sculp. et excud.

Marks

watermark [not identified]; collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6791; in graphite: A82/1st state

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

  • Designed and engraved by Anton Wierix, Netherlandish, about 1552–1624?
  • Publisher
Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 082 (I); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 57 (I)

Accession Number

P6791

Medium or Technique

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