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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.3
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 the Animals
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of the Creation of the World and the Fall of Man
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1575
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342311
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, and reinforced with paper strips on verso fore and bottom edges
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 27 x 36.4 cm (10 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)
plate: 19 x 26 cm (7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 3
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Cune Fa deus uno creat bic animalia verbo. Eƒtq uigetq ƒtatim, quod fuit ante nibil. Geneƒ . 1 .
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Dieu crée toutte creature viuante soy mouuant. Gen. 1. 21.
  • inscription: lower margin, brown ink, well to the right of the brown ink citation of scripture: B
  • inscription: in plate, lower right: Criƒpin. iv. H. ƒ. 5.[backward]
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge of design area, to right: Crispin . ivt. JH[monogram] . f . 2[in reverse]
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
ii/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 5, Hollstein 67
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
2011.613.3
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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