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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.2
People
Johann Sadeler I, Netherlandish (1550 - 1600-8)
After Chrispijn van den Broeck, Netherlandish (Mechelen 1524 - 1590/91 Antwerp)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
The Creation of Light
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of the Creation of the World and the Fall of Man
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1579-1585
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342310
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink with added transparent and opaque watercolor and metallic gold on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream, soiled and crushed, reinforced with strips of paper on the verso top, fore, and bottom edges
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 27 x 36.4 cm (10 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)
plate: 19 x 25.5 cm (7 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 2
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Verbi deus potentia lucis creat exordia, Cælum locat, fundat ƒolum et mgna pfert lumina. Ger. de Iode
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Creation du monde. Soit veu la Pseau. i04
  • inscription: in plate, upper edge, center: [tetragram]
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge, toward right in pale clouds: 1
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
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 4, Hollstein 66
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
2011.613.2
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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