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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.94
People
Hans Collaert the Elder, Netherlandish (1525/30 - 1580)
After Ambrosius Francken (1544 - 1618)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
David Sparing Saul's Life
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of David and Saul
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1579
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342402
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: 20.5 x 28.8 cm (8 1/16 x 11 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 104
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Accessit noctu tentoria regia Dauid, Hinc ausert regis pocula et arma sui. i. Reg. 26.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Dauid entre de nuit par surpize au pauillon de Saul endormy, defend a Abisaj de le tuër prit la lance du Roy qui estoit / a son cheuet et le pot á l'eau et senva. Passé de l'autre costé Il crie au peuple et appellant Abner filz de Ner le reprend de / sa mauuaize garde autour du Roy. 1. Roys. 26. v2.
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) 112; New Hollstein (Collaert) 46.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
2011.613.94
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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