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The Christ Child Surrounded by the Flaming Heart

Inscription

in plate, below image, lower left: En armatas flammis tendit/IEsVS manus, cor accendit/Hinc et illinc facibus.; lower right: Age, totum comburatur,/In fauillam redigatur/Cor amoris ignibus.

Signed

below image, lower center: Anton. Wierx fecit et excu.

Marks

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6952; in graphite: 1275

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 1275; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 436 (I)

Accession Number

P6952

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