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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.29
People
Johann Sadeler I, Netherlandish (1550 - 1600-8)
Previously attributed to Jan Harmensz. Muller, Dutch (Amsterdam 1571 - 1628 Amsterdam)
After Maarten van Heemskerck, Netherlandish (1498 - 1574)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Ruben and Simeon
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Twelve Patriarchs
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Alternate Title: Ruben Bearing a Jug, with Ox and Goat; Simeon, with a Slayn Family
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1575
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342337
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
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 27 x 36.4 cm (10 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)
plate: 22 x 30 cm (8 11/16 x 11 13/16 in.)
left (Ruben): 22 x 14 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
right (Simeon): 22 x 14 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 36
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin under left figure, to left and right: Primus Iacobi natorum nomine Ruben: / Sed quia fe daui stratum geniforis ab illis, // Doni excellens imperioq prior / Exclusus, perÿ seu leuis unda breui
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin under right figure, to left and right: Ense meo cecidere uiri dum uindico stuprū. / Hinc pater irafus Sÿmeoni dira precafus. // Germanæ, fracto sedere quod pepigi / Nostraq posteritas heu maledicta fuif.
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge of design area under left figure: Crispin IVentor G.d. Iode Excudebat .1.
  • inscription: in plate, at lower edge of design area below right figure, ro left and right: Jhsaeijler .f. / .2.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink, to left and right: Ruben auecq les cing Sicyuans sont filz de Jacob e de Lia, / Simeon.
  • inscription: top sheet margin, brown ink, but darker than that used for the lower sheet margins in this volume: Voy la benediction de Jacob (autrem Israel, mourans, sur Chascun de ses enfans, leur prodizant leurs auentures. Genese. Chap. 49 / ensemble les benedictions de Moyse sur leurs ligneés. Deuteron. chap. 33.
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/iii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 44; 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
2011.613.29
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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