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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.73
People
Unidentified Artist
After Maerten de Vos, Netherlandish (Antwerp, Belgium 1532 - 1603 Antwerp, Belgium)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Gideon Offering a Meal to the Angel
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of Gideon
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1584-85
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342381
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: 20.3 x 26.5 cm (8 x 10 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 83
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Mandate domini venit angelus ad Gedeonem, Contituitque ducem qui fera bella premat. Judicum. 6.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin to left and right, in brown ink, the two columnsof text joined by a dotted line drawn from lower right end of the left column to upper left beginning of the right column: L'ange de Dieu dit á GEDEON, pren la chair & les pains / sans leuain e les metz sur cette piérre e repan le brouït e / il fit ainsy. L'ange auancant le bout du baston qu'il auoit............en sa main toucha la chair & les pains sans leuain & le / feu trésaillit de la piërre &. consuma la chair e les pains sans leuain / Jug. 6. 20.
  • 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/iii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 91; New Hollstein (de Vos) 87.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
2011.613.73
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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