Hieronymus Wierix (1553 - 1619) - Pieta

Description
Hieronymus Wierix (1553 - 1619) - Pieta
Engraving - Signed - 1580-1610

Excellent impression trimmed on image borderline and glued on a laid paper collection sheet.

Pieta'; the Virgin Mary, seated, seen embracing Christ's corpse at the foot of the cross.
Engraving

Lettered below image in Latin: 'Fasciculis myrrhae...cant.1'; signed: 'Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud.' and 'Cum Gratia et Privilegio Piermans'.

Reference:
Alvin 1866 269
Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1979 369
Hollstein 699 (Wierix)

Hieronymus Wierix (printmaker; Flemish; 1553 - 1619)
One of three brothers, all engravers. Child prodigy. Master in Antwerp in 1572, where remained for the rest of his life. Killed a woman when drunk in 1578. The Wierix are important in Flemish print history. The brothers where natural talents in engraving. They began at a very early age and developed a really virtuoso style. Design was a very natural thing for them and there technical is mostly accumulated in small very detailed and well-done prints. Some experts attribute the quick victory of of the burin-engraving in favour towards woodcuts to there combined efforts.

Lot details
Artist
Hieronymus Wierix (1553 - 1619)
Title of artwork
Pieta
Year
1580-1610
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
87×60 mm
Total dimensions
195×145×1 mm
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