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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.1
People
Unidentified Artist
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Title Plate, Old Testament
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Cover Page for Thesaurus Sacrarum
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1585
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342306
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink with added transparent and opaque watercolor on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream, soiled and crushed, reinforced with paper strips on verso at top, fore, and bottom edges
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 27 x 36.4 cm (10 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)
plate: 20.2 x 27.2 cm (7 15/16 x 10 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 1
  • inscription: in plate, upper edge: Scrutamene scripturas quia vos putat in ipsis vitam æternam habere / Iohan. V
  • inscription: in plate, central cartouche: THESAVRVS / SACRARVM HISTORIARV VETERİS / TESTAMĒTİ, ELEGĀTİSSIMİS İMA= / GINİBVS EXPRESSV EXCELLĒTTISSİ= / MORV İN HAC ARTE VİRORV OPE= / RA: NVC PRİMV İN LUCĒ EDİTVS.
  • inscription: in plate, in lower cartouche: SVMPTIUS ATQVE / EXPENSIS GERARDI / DE JODE / ĀN ˑ 1585
  • inscription: in plate, to left and right of lower cartouche: 7 - 10 / 15
  • inscription: in plate, lower cartouche: SVMPTIBVS AT QVE / EXPENSIS GERARDI / DE IODE / ÂN ˑ 1585
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.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
iii/iii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 1
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
2011.613.1
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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