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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.58
People
Herman Jansz. Muller, Dutch (c. 1540 - 1617)
After Gerard van Groeningen, Flemish (active late 16th century)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Rachab Letting the Spies of the Israelites Escape through a Window
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of Joshua
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1567-70
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342366
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: 21 x 28.5 cm (8 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 67
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: DOMVM CONSANGVINEOSQ SVOS RACHAB MERETRIX SALVAT, FVNE QVO EXPLO= / RATORES ISOVE PER FENESTRĀ DIMISERAT TANQVĀ TESSERA SVSPENSO. / Iosue Cap: 2.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Rachab paillarde fait euader deux espions enuoyez en Jericho par Josuë, & cerchez par le Roy de Jericho. / Au moyen de quoy elle stipule d'eux la vye sauue d'elle, de ses pere mere freres & soeurs. Josuë 2.
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge of design area, at left corner and toward left: .1. JH[monogram]
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/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 75; New Hollstein (Muller) 19.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
2011.613.58
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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