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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.328
People
Anton Wierix II, Flemish (c. 1555/1559 - 1604)
After Maerten de Vos, Netherlandish (Antwerp, Belgium 1532 - 1603 Antwerp, Belgium)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Saint Gregory
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Four Fathers of the Church
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1585
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342636
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink with added transparent and opaque watercolor and metallic gold on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 27 × 36.4 cm (10 5/8 × 14 5/16 in.)
plate: 20.8 × 24.5 cm (8 3/16 × 9 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 340
  • inscription: in plate, on the open book at left and on the book into which Gregory writes: Ecce puer meus / quem eleji, dilec= / tus meus, in quo / bene complacuir, / animæ meæ. Po= / nam spiritū me= / um super eum, iu= / dicium gentib= / iuintiabit. Non / contendet, neq / clamabit, neq / audiet aliqu= / is in plateis / vocem eius. etc. / Esa. 42. // Vir erat / in ter= / ra bus / nomine I= / ob
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge of design area, at left, center, and right: Gerard. de Iode excudit. / Anto. Wierinx sculpsit / Martin de Vos figurauit
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, left and right: gergorivs ob eximiam peculiaremq sapientiā, magni nomen obtnuit. Nominis / istius primus factus pontifex: cumuni suffragio consensuq Mauricÿ Cesaris, cui paulo an= / te a[?]lustrali fonte Gregorius infantem subleuasser: misitq Gregorio legatos hic. Romæ / se velle illū agere pontificem papatuiq preesse: ille recusare curā sedulo, dū nul= / lā precationi hi dabant requiē: oneri tandē se submisit. Dum hic sibi antistes a= // balianarat, secularia, deliciosa, quam Christo mundo potiora: ille colere pìe sanc= / tèq Deum, ac agere parce duriterq vitā: vt seculis post multis imo hanc vsq / memoriam, nihil illo sanctius, nihil diligentius scribendo succurrebdoq eccelsiæ de= / niq nihil illius instar fuerit. Multū ei erat humilitatis: vt inter pontific. se ser= / uum seruorum Dei prior nominauerit. Vale.
  • watermark: Gothic P
Provenance
[Paul Prouté, Paris, France, sold]; to Robert Bradford Wheaton and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, Concord, MA, later Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2011.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 392; Hollstein (de Vos) 912
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Barbara Ketcham Wheaton in memory of Robert Bradford Wheaton
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2011.613.328
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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