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Identification and Creation
Object Number
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)
Dan and Gad
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Dan with a Snake and a Horseman Falling Down; Gad, with Sword and Arms
Series/Book Title: The Twelve Patriarchs
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Work Type
c. 1575
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Physical Descriptions
Engraving printed in black ink with added transparent and opaque washes and metallic gold on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream
sheet: 27 x 36.4 cm (10 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)
plate: 22 x 30.8 cm (8 11/16 x 12 1/8 in.)
left (Dan): 22 x 14.3 cm (8 11/16 x 5 5/8 in.)
right (Gad): 22 x 14.5 cm (8 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 39
  • inscription: in plate, in lower margin below each figure, left and right: Dan factus populi est ut tribus onis. / Cerasti morsu prendenti posteriora, // Cætera collatus in semita Colubro / Fortis equi; ascensor quo cadet ipse retro // Gad animo magnus belli uirtute probatus / Ex me prognatus uates præclarus Elias // Victoris laudes abstulit ense suo / Quem currus uiuum igneus eripuit.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, in brown ink, left and right below figures: Dan. fils de Jacob fils[struck through] e de Bala chambriere de / Rachel. Gen. 36. 25. // Gad fils de Zelpha chambriere de Lea et de Jacob nré[?] / in Padan-Sarame[?]. Gen. 36. 26.
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge of design area below each figure, right corner: .7. / .8.
[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 Hollsein (de Jode) 47; Hollstein 3-14, 68
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Barbara Ketcham Wheaton in memory of Robert Bradford Wheaton
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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