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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M2546
People
Christoffel van Sichem II, Dutch (1577 - 1658)
Title
David receives the news of the death of Absalom
Other Titles
Alternate Title: A ruler on a throne rends his clothes upon receipt of a message
Series/Book Title: Bibel Tresoor ofte der Zielen Lusthof, Amsterdam 1646
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1646
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/261757
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Woodcut on white antique laid paper
Technique
Woodcut
Dimensions
sheet: 11 x 8.2 cm (4 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: CVS
  • inscription: printed in black ink from the block, on a tablet in the left foreground: CVS [monogram]
  • design: verso, printed in black ink: [partial illustration with text below: a prophet berates a kneeling ruler accompanied by soldier, with a harvest scene in the background]
  • collector's mark: verso, brown stamp with graphite numbering to right: [Fogg Museum accession stamp (Lugt 936)] 2546
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
H0llstein 48
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Reverend Max Kellner
Accession Year
1924
Object Number
M2546
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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