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The Sacrifice of Abraham

Inscription

in plate, below image: Per memet ipsum iuraui, dicit Dominus: benedicam tibi, - multiplicabo semen tuum/sicut stellas caeli, et velut arena est in littore maris: possidebit femen tuum portas/inimicorum suorum, - benedicentur in semine tuo omnes gente terrae. GENES. XXII.

Signed

left of lower center, within image, partially hidden by the grass: M. de Vos inuen./Iohan. W. fecit.; lower center, within image: Sadleri excu.

Marks

watermark; verso, MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, in purple, with accession number in ink: 3757; in graphite: [?]/2f; in graphite, in script: Johannes Wierix/Abraham's sacrifice/Alvin 16.84.; -[?]or

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 084; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 59

Accession Number

P3757

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