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Sawing Boards (from the Infancy of Christ series)

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Inscription

in plate, below image, lower left: Ferro trabes vult secare,/Puer, terras cælum mare,/Qui pugillo continet.; lower right: Mater fuso voluit lina/Angelorum quæ regina/Supra cælos eminet.

Signed

lower left to lower right: Hieronymus Wierx excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Buschere.

Marks

no watermark; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6838; in graphite: 448

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 448 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 414 (AII)

Dimensions

Platemark: 10 x 6.3 cm (3 15/16 x 2 1/2 in.) Sheet: 12.4 x 8.3 cm (4 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

P6838

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