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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.95
People
Hans Collaert the Elder, Netherlandish (1525/30 - 1580)
After Ambrosius Francken (1544 - 1618)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Saul and His Armor-bearer Kill Themselves with Their Swords
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/342403
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: 20.6 x 28.9 cm (8 1/8 x 11 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 105.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Pugnatur, fugiunt, proprio, cadit ense Tyrannus, Atque peregrinis dat sua tela deis. i. Reg. 3i.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Israel deconfit par les Philistins en la montaigne de Gelboé Saul se tué comme aussy fait son escuyer, mourarent aussy les trois filz et tous ceux qui estoient ce jour auecq luy. 1. Roys. 3I.
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) 113; New Hollstein (Collaert) 47.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
2011.613.95
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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