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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.45
People
Johann Sadeler I, Netherlandish (1550 - 1600-8)
After Maarten van Cleve, Netherlandish (Antwerp 1527 - 1581)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
The Invasion of the Frogs
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of Moses and Pharaoh
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1579
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342353
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: 20 x 28.7 cm (7 7/8 x 11 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 52
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Ranarum, Ciniphum, Muscarum funditur agmen. Et terra natis corporibusque nocent. Exod: 8.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Punition diuine par le moyen des grenouilles, poux & aultre meslange de bestes. Exod. 8.
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge of design area, toward left: 4
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 60); Hollstein 56.I
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
2011.613.45
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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