in plate, on the books held by the symbols of the four evangelists in the corners, upper left: S. Matthaeus; upper right: S. Marcus; lower left: S. Ioannes; lower right: S. Lucas; in box below image: O crux aue Spes vnica ,/Hoc passionis tempore ,/Auge pys iustitiam ,/Reisque dona veniam.
lower left to right, in box below image: Hieronymus Wierx excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.
verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6799; in graphite 244 I2
Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897
Harvey D. Parker Collection