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Identification and Creation
Object Number
64.2003
People
Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Title
The Ignorant Notary
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Abuses of the Law
Series/Book Title: Litis Abvsvs
Original Language Title: Door e'scalke bedroch... I Cor.6:8; Pr.20:10, 20:14; Matt.7:12
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1576
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/168039
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
plate: 18.1 × 22.6 cm (7 1/8 × 8 7/8 in.)
sheet: 25.1 × 33 cm (9 7/8 × 13 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper margin, brown ink: Jo 99 e.
  • inscription: in plate, adjacent to the figure of the notary and two female figures: Notarius / impericus // Falsitas // Fraus
  • inscription: in plate, on two bundles: [trademarks of merchants]
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, centered: 2.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, to left and right, the first lines of left and right run together as the title: Door escalke bedroch, door valscheit argelistich, / Sed vos inuertam facitis et fraudatis: et hoc fribus. 1. Cor. 6. Nefraudem feceris. Mar. 10. / Abominatio est apud Dum pondus et pondus, statera dolosa non est bona. Pro. 20. / Malum est, mala est, dicit omnis emptor: et cum recesserit, tunc gloriabitur. Pro. 20 / Oiā ergo quecunq vultis ut faciant vobis homines: et vos facite illis. Matth. 7. // ooc door scryuers zot werdt de Coopman meest twistich. / Sunder ir thūd unrecht, und versorteilen, und solichs an den bruederen. .I. Corint. 6. / Den Herren ists ein greuwel zweierley gewicht, und ein falsce wag ist ein boesz ding. / Es ist boesz spricht der, der etwas kauft: so es aber im wirt so lobt ers. Prou. 20 / Alles nun das ir wollend dz euch die leut thůn sollend, dasz thund auch ir inen. Math. 7.
  • inscription: verso, graphite: 64.2003
  • collector's mark: verso, blue stamp with graphite numbering within: MC [monogram; Marjorie Cohn] 02
  • watermark: Grapes?
Provenance
Library of Rouche-Guyon. Album of multiple sets auctioned off, c. 2002, at Hotel Drouot, purchased by Proute
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/iii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 187, The Illustrated Bartsch 160l
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Loan in honor of Robert and Barbara Wheaton
Object Number
64.2003
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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