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The Virgin and Mary Magdalen Watch Over the Body of Christ (from a Life of the Virgin series)

Inscription

in plate, in margin below image, lower left: Ecce geminos amores./Vtra debet post tot rores/Palmiam amoris tollere?; lower right: Magdalis hic prima suat,/Simeonico ni fluat/Fons perennis vulnere.

Signed

lower left to right: Hieronymus Wierix fecit et excudit. Cum Gratia et Priuilegio. Piermans.

Marks

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6831; in graphite: 436

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 436 (II); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 637 (II)

Accession Number

P6831

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