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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.55
People
Unidentified Artist
After Maerten de Vos, Netherlandish (Antwerp, Belgium 1532 - 1603 Antwerp, Belgium)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
The Spies Carrying Off the Fruit from Canaan
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of Balaam
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1584
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342363
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: 19.1 x 25.8 cm (7 1/2 x 10 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 63
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Exploratores, qui missi a Mose fuerunt In Cana., redeunt inde botrosque ferunt. Num. 13 M. d Vos inu: G de Iode exc.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Les spies enuoyez pour reconnoistre la terre de Canaan de la part de Moyse vindrent jusques au fleuue / D'escol & couperent vne branche de sep plaine de raizins & deux la porterent auecq vn leüier e des grenades / e des figues. Nombres. 13. 23.
  • inscription: in plate, lower right corner of design area: 1
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
ii/iv
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 71; New Hollstein (de Vos) 83.II
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
2011.613.55
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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