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Saint Ignatius Saves a Man from Hanging (from the series The Life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola)

Inscription

in plate, below image: Hominem desperatione ad suspendium adactum/precibus ad sensus eatenus reuocat, quoad ani=/mum scelere per sacramentum confessionis expiet.

Signed

lower left to lower right: Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Piermans.

Marks

no watermark; recto, lower right, in graphite: copy; verso, collector's stamp in red, stamped twice: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6877; in graphite: A796

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 796; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1044 (II)

Accession Number

P6877

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