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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.77
People
Unidentified Artist
After Hans Bol, Netherlandish (Mechelen, Belgium 1534 - 1593 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Jephtha's Oath
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Jephthah's Troops Go to War
Series/Book Title: The Story of Jephtha
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1579
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342385
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 x 27.7 cm (7 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 87
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Holocaustum offerum Domino, cum reuersus fuero cum pace a cæde Ammonitarū quem cunq primū obuium habuero egrediente de foribus domus meæ. Iud. cap. ii.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, in brown ink: JEPHTE allant combattre les Ammonites vouâ vn voeu au Seigneur et dit: sj tu bailles les enfans D'Ammons en ma main / ce qui sortira de la porte de ma maizon au deuant de moy je l'offriray en holocauste au seigneur. Jug. ii. 30.
  • inscription: in plate, on wagon at right edge: HB[monogran]OL inuen.
  • inscription: in plate, below foreground equestrian figure: IAPHTE.
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
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 95; Hollstein (Bol) 325
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
2011.613.77
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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