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Thomas à Kempis before the Madonna and Child

Inscription

in plate, upper left to upper right: In omnibus requiem quaesuet et nusquam inueni: hisi in angello cum libello.; below image: THOMAS A KEMPIS CANONICVS REGVULARIS./Obijt Ao. MCCCCLXXI.XXV.Iulij.Ætat. XCII.

Signed

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

Marks

no watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp in purple with accession number in ink: 7020; in graphite: [?]

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 2041; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1855

Accession Number

P7020

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