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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.87
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 Destroying the Temple of the Philistines
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/342395
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 28.3 cm (8 1/4 x 11 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 97
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Princibibus Samson fatum crudele parabat, Dum basin aulái frangit Vtramque manu. Judicum .16. Cap.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, in brown ink: SAMSON preconnier mocqué des Philistins durant leur banquet embrassa les deux colommes du milieu sur lesquelles la maison / de soudenoit la faizant trebuscher sur les Princes et sur tous le peuple hommes et femmes qui estoient en Jcellot, et entua plus / en sa mort a l'ennauoit tué en sa voye Jug. 16. 29.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, right corner: 7
  • watermark: Gothic P and illegible countermark
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) 105; Hollstein (Wierix?) 97.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
2011.613.87
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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