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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.86
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
Samson and Delilah
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/342394
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 cm (8 1/4 x 11 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 96
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Robur Vbi Samson meretice prodit auare, Hostibus, effosso lumine, preda fuit. Judicum: 16. Cap.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, in brown ink: SAMSON ayant declaré á Dalila en quoy consistoit sa force est endormy par elle en son giron et tondu. Le Siegneur / s'etant departy de luy les Philistins le prendrent et luy creuerent les yeux: Le menerent en Gaza et le lierent de chaisnes / d ærain Jug. 16. 17.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, at right: 6
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) 104); Hollstein (Wierix?) 96.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
2011.613.86
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

32Q: 2500 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 03/18/2015

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