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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Hans Collaert the Elder, Netherlandish (1525/30 - 1580)
After Jan Snellinck, Flemish (c. 1544 - 1638)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Shamgar and Barak
Other Titles
Former Title: Shamgar and Deborah
Series/Book Title: The Twelve Judges of Israel
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Work Type
c. 1579
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Physical Descriptions
Engraving printed in black ink with added transparent and opaque watercolor and metallic gold on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream
sheet: 27 x 36.4 cm (10 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)
plate: 21 x 25.9 cm (8 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 78
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin to left and right: Solus sexcentos diuicit Samgarus ipse / Latrones domino, suppenditante vires // Hic Siseram sternit grassantem fortibus armis / Territat ac Barach millibus ipse suos
  • inscription: lower sheet margin to left and right, brown ink: Apres Aod fut SAMGAR. filz d'Anath qui tua 600 Philistins auecq / vn aiguillon de beufs & sauua aussy Jsrael Jos. 3. 3İ. cest a dire que / Samgar auecq petit nombre de laboureurs armez des outils de leur labourage / tuá ceux qui estoient arméz en guerre. // BARACH filz dAbinsam de la lignée de Nephalj Incité par Debora / profetesse jugeant Jsrael descendit de Thabor auec dix mil hommes & deffit / Sisara capitaine de l'armée de Labin Roy de Chanaan. Juges. 4. i4.
  • inscription: in plate, to left and right above and below figures: Samgar. / Barach. // 3 / 4
[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
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 86
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Barbara Ketcham Wheaton in memory of Robert Bradford Wheaton
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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