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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.81
People
Anton Wierix II, Flemish (c. 1555/1559 - 1604)
After Maerten de Vos, Netherlandish (Antwerp, Belgium 1532 - 1603 Antwerp, Belgium)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
The Angel Departing from Manoah and His Wife
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of Samson
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1584-85
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342389
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: 20.7 x 28 cm (8 1/8 x 11 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 91
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Victima per Manuen, domino mactatur optima: Vxor Samsonem quód paritura foret. Judicum .13. Caput. 1
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, in brown ink: MANVÉ prit vn Cheureau et vne offerte et les offrit au Seigneur sur la pierre. Et la flambe montant de l'autel vers le Ciel / aussy l'ange du Seigneur montoit en la flambe de l'autel le voyans Manuë et sa femme qui depuis enfanta Sanson. Jug... 13. 19.
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/iv
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 102; Hollstein (Wierix?) 91.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
2011.613.81
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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