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Saint Clara

Inscription

in plate, above image, upper center: VIRGO RELIGIOSA.; below image: S. CLARA./O quam pulchra est casta generatio cum CLARITATE:/immortalis est enim memoria illius: quonian et/apud Deum nota est et apud homines. Sap. 4.

Signed

below image, lower left to right: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Marks

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6963; in graphite: 1323

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 1323; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1439 (I)

Accession Number

P6963

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