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The Holy Family with Elizabeth and Saint John

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Inscription

in plate, in box below image: Ecce beat Mundum Dauidis origine lumen,/Quod priseo quondam cecinerunt tempore Vates./Et tu parue Puer, Sanctus dignusqe Prophaeta Ante Redemptorem tu praegrediere iubendo Omnigenam sacro tingi baptismate gentem.

Signed

lower left: Ionn. Strada inven./Phls Galle excud.; lower right: Wirix fecit.

Marks

verso, Babcock Bequest MFA stamp, with accession number in ink: 3755; in graphite: Holy Family w/ St Elizabeth/St John./Alvin 87. 508./? Wirix.

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899, Paris); by whom given to the MFA June 12, 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 508; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 450 (I)

Dimensions

Sheet: 32.1 x 24.2 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.) Platemark: 24.4 x 18.5 cm (9 5/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

B3755

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