This is a very rare engraving. Not in the British Museum, not in the Rijksmuseum.
Considered by alvin to be Saint Franciscus of Assisi, he is in any case a Jesuit. By climbing the four degrees of perfection (charity, humility, obedience and patience), the saint has reached Christ on the cross who has detached an arm and presses the saint against his chest to allow him to heal the wound of his side. The saint left his barrette (upside down) on the edge of the 3rd degree. On the right the virgin.
Engravedand published by Hieronymus Wierix 1553-1619)
This is an original in early impression before the later variants with more and altered added text.
Lettered below image:
''Pro puero ..... cunctis diebus'; signed below: 'Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud.'
Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1979 1165
Very fine work by this genius master.
This print makes no parts of a series and is cataloged by Maquoy-Hendrickx as a stand alone print.
Excellent condition with no folds, tears or stains. Good impression trimmed on plate border, slightly inside at the bottom. and pasted on an old collectors sheet.
Sheet: 19 x 15 cm
On plate border 9,20 x 6,50 cm
- Hieronymus Wierix (1553-1619)
- Titel van kunstwerk
- Christ on the cross embraced by S. Francis (Xavier or Assisi) - Rare
- 1700 en eerder
- Before 1619
- In goede staat
- Totale afmetingen
- 190×150×1 mm