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.
Lettered below image in Latin: 'Fasciculis myrrhae...cant.1'; signed: 'Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud.' and 'Cum Gratia et Privilegio Piermans'.
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.
- Hieronymus Wierix (1553 - 1619)
- Title of artwork
- In good condition
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 87×60 mm
- Total dimensions
- 195×145×1 mm