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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613
People
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Various Artists
Title
Thesaurus Sacrarum
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Album of Illustrations from Old and New Testament, Annotated, hand-painted prints
Classification
Prints
Work Type
album
Date
1585
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/336159
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engravings printed in black ink with added transparent washes, body colors, and metallic highligting, bound within a leather-covered album
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
closed: 28.4 x 39.5 x 6.3 cm (11 3/16 x 15 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.)
open: 28.4 x 76 cm (11 3/16 x 29 15/16 in.)
sheet: 27 x 36 cm (10 5/8 x 14 3/16 in.)
Provenance
[Paul Prouté, Paris, France, sold]; to Robert Bradford Wheaton and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, Concord, MA, later Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2011.

Notes:
Robert Bradford Wheaton passed away in 2010.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Barbara Ketcham Wheaton in memory of Robert Bradford Wheaton
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2011.613
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The album contains 342 pages.

p. 1 Title Page for Old Testament Illustrations
p.2-209 Old Testament illustrations
p.210 Index of Old Testament Illustrations
p. 211 Title Page for New Testament Illustrations
p.212-341 New Testament Illustrations, including Saints and Popes
p.342 Index of New Testament Illustrations

This volume consists of 61 series, 42 of Old Testament and 19 of New Testament subjects. It is one of nine surviving copies; at least four of these nine are hand-colored

Publication History

Susan Dackerman, Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color in Northern Renaissance and Baroque Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD, 2002), cat. no. 44 pp. 216-219, folio 18 repr. p. 217, folio 205 repr. p. 218, Appendix p. 277

"Luminous Pages in the Thesarus Sacrarum", Index Magazine, Harvard Art Museums ([e-journal], January 14, 2019), https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/article/luminous-pages-in-the-em-thesaurus-sacrarum-em, accessed January 31, 2019

Exhibition History

Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color in Northern Renaissance and Baroque Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 10/06/2002 - 01/05/2003; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 02/14/2003 - 05/18/2003

32Q: 2500 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 08/17/2016

Subjects and Contexts

Google Art Project

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