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Saint Ignatius in Ecstacy (from the series The Life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola)

Inscription

in plate, below image: Septem diebus in exstasi persistens parum abfuit, quin/pro mortuo sepeliretur: sed tandem velut e dulci somno,/nomen Iesu suauiter ingeminans, ad se reuetitur.

Signed

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

Marks

no watermark; verso, collector's stamp in black, in palette: JBJ [Rev. J. Burleigh James; Lugt 1425]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6875; in graphite: 790

Provenance

Rev. J. Burleigh James (mid 19th century, Knowbury Park, England; sale 1877, London, Sothebys); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 790; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1042 II[?]

Accession Number

P6875

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