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The Nativity, with the Annunciation to the Shepherds (from a Life of the Virgin series)

Inscription

in plate, in box below image, left: Pax et Salus, O Pastores;/Inter vmbras et horreres/Caeli chorus iubilat.; right: Ite laeti; gaudet mater,/Iudit puer, rider pater,/Nil in autro nubilat.

Signed

in box below image: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilego. Piermans.

Marks

verso, MFA stamp with accession number in pencil: 64.2209; in graphite: No. 12; A420II

Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA, December, 1964

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 420 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 622 (II)

Accession Number

64.2209

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