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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.88
People
Philips Galle, Netherlandish (Haarlem 1537 - 1612 Antwerp)
After Adriaan de Weerdt, Flemish (c. 1510-c. 1590)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Orpha Leaving Ruth and Naomi
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of Ruth
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1579
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342396
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: 21.2 x 27 cm (8 3/8 x 10 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 98
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Orpha domum repetit patriam sorore relictam Solaque cum sola Ruth manet ecce socru. Ruth. İ.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, in brown ink: RVTH Moabete demeure in Betlihem auec Noemj mere de son mary decedé, & ne s'en veule de partir, Orpha l'autre / belle fille de Noemj retourne en Moab. Ruth. chap. İ.
  • inscription: in plate, to left of center and at right along lower edge of the design area: G. d. Iode excudebat / Adria. d. Werdt Inuentor.
  • 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
i/iii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode); New Hollstein (Galle) 18.I
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
2011.613.88
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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