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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.48
People
Johannes Wierix, Netherlandish (Antwerp 1549 - c. 1620 Brussels)
After Maarten van Cleve, Netherlandish (Antwerp 1527 - 1581)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
The Crossing of the Red Sea
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/342356
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: 19.7 x 28.3 cm (7 3/4 x 11 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 56.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Itur, atrox Pharao perit æquore, transit Hebreus. Sicut in excultæ per loca plana viæ Exod: i4.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Moyse estendant sa main sur les eaux de la mer elles retournent qui couurirent les chariotz & cheuaucheurs de toutte / l'armée de Pharao qui les auoient poursuiuis [les Israelites.] jusques dans la mer, tellent qu'jl n'en demoura vn seul. Majs / les enfans d'Ægipte cheminerent par le Sec au millieu de la mer & les eaux leur estoient comme murailles á destre & á / senestre. Exod. i4. 28.
  • inscription: in plate, on shield in center foreground: ,IHE.W.
  • inscription: in plate, lower right corner of design area: 8
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/iv
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 64; Hollstein 33.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
2011.613.48
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

32Q: 2500 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/15/2017 - 07/20/2017

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