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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.10
People
Johann Sadeler I, Netherlandish (1550 - 1600-8)
After Michiel Coxcie, Netherlandish (Mechelen 1499 - 1592 Mechelen)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Adam and Eve Mourning Abel's Death
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of Cain and Abel
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1576
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342318
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink with added transparent and opaque watercolor on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 27 x 36.4 cm (10 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)
plate: 20.5 x 27.5 cm (8 1/16 x 10 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, below image: Heu scelus ante aras et conscia sacra deorum, Fraterno cæsus frater ab ense iacet. Genes . 4 .
  • inscription: lower margin, brown ink: Adam et Eve lamentent la mort d'Ábel.
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 12
  • inscription: in plate, lower right center: 3
  • inscription: in plate, lower right corner of design area: Michael de coxcÿ / inventor.
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge of design area, toward left: Jhs[monogram]adeler fecit
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
i/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 14; Hollstein 20
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
2011.613.10
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

"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, repr.

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