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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.56
People
Unidentified Artist
After Maerten de Vos, Netherlandish (Antwerp, Belgium 1532 - 1603 Antwerp, Belgium)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Balaam and the Angel
Other Titles
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/342364
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 x 26.1 cm (7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 64
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Ad Moab, inuectus Balaam properauit asello Quem stricto domini nuncius ense præit. Num. 22.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Balaam mandé par Balac Roy de Moab pour maudire Jsrael monte sur son asnesse e s'en va auecq les Princes / de Moab. En chemin l'ange du Seigneur trauerse sa voye, apperceu de l'asnesse quj se detourne. l'asnesse battuë / parle & en fin Balaam, Dieu luy ouurant les yeux, reconnoist l'Ange. Nomb. 22.
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge of design area, toward right: 2
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/iii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 72; New Hollstein (de Vos) 84.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
2011.613.56
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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