Melchior Model (German, born Munich, active Antwerp, ca. 1594–1608)
Hieronymus (Jerome) Wierix (Netherlandish, ca. 1553–1619 Antwerp)
Antonius Wierix, II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1555/59–1604 Antwerp)
Pierre Firens I (Flemish, Antwerp 1580–1638 Paris)
Engraving, contemporary coloring
Overall: 9 3/8 x 6 7/8 x 1/8 in. (23.8 x 17.5 x 0.3 cm)
Albums, Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Not on view
Modern scrapbook album with a blue cloth binding containing the titlepage and 7 plates from the series Septem Psalmi Davidici. The series was first published in Antwerp, most likely by Hieronymus Wierix himself before 1604 and then published again in Paris in 1608 by Petrus Firens. Each Psalm is presented in a scrapwork cartouche. The text of the psalm is shaped to form elaborate knotwork patterns which encompass a small cartouche containing a scene from the Passion of Christ.
Duke of Northumberland; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.