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The Visitation (from a Life of the Virgin series)

Inscription

in plate, in margin below image, lower left: In montana sine mora/Lu cem portans it aurara;/Gaude mater Sterilis.; lower right: Felix! O! quæ credidisti,/Virgo Deum concepisti/Gaude virgo fertilis.

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: 6828; in graphite: 416

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 416; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 618 (II)

Accession Number

P6828

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