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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.34
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
Joseph and Benjamin
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Joseph with a Bow; Benjamin and a Wolf Devouring a Lamb
Series/Book Title: The Twelve Patriarchs
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1575
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342342
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 30.4 cm (8 11/16 x 11 15/16 in.)
left (Joseph): 22 x 14 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
right (Benjamin): 22 x 14.2 cm (8 11/16 x 5 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right sheet margin, graphite: 41
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, to left and right below each figure: [below Joseph] Filius accrescens, aspectu pulcher Ioseph / Inuideam mihi cōtraxit mea uita pudica // Fœmineo e turri conuitio petitur / Quodq manus leuib[?], sit mihi prōptu telis // [below Benjamin] Sum natu minimus Beniaminus ex Cananea / Me scriptura Lupū natū consumere prædā // Mater in enixu est morte perempta meo / In matutino tempore uera uocat
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink, to left, center, and to right: Joseph // Ces deux sont filz de Jacob & de Rachel. / Gen. 36. 26. // Benjamin
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge of design area, below each figure at right corner: .ii. / .i2
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) 49; Hollstein 3-14, 71
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
2011.613.34
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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