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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.91
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
Boaz and the Elders
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/342399
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: 21.4 x 26.8 cm (8 7/16 x 10 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 101
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Calceus exutus testis præsente senatu est, Propinqui ut constet ius redemisse Boon. Ruth. 4.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, in brown ink: Au refus du plus proche parent qui dechausse son soulier in temoignage de renunciant au droit de proximité de sang Booz declarit / en prient du peuple auoir acquis pour femme Ruth Moabite veufue de Mahalon pour susciter le nom du defunt sur son heritages. / Ruth 4. i0. De ce mariage nasquit Obed, pere d'Jsaj pere de Dauid. v7.
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/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 109; New Hollstein (Galle) 21.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
2011.613.91
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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