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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.97
People
Unidentified Artist
After Maerten de Vos, Netherlandish (Antwerp, Belgium 1532 - 1603 Antwerp, Belgium)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Abigail Collecting Food
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of David and Abigail
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1584-85
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342405
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: 19.5 x 25.5 cm (7 11/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 107
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Dauidi, Abigael cognoscens probra mariti, Et Bacchi, et Cereris, mittere dona parat. Reg. cap. 25.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Abigail femme de Nabal prit deux centz pains, et deux barilz du vin cinq moutons tous appareillez et cinq mesures / de farine de pics rostis, cent bottes de raizins secs et deux centz cabbasz de figues seiches et dans en vien dire a Nabal / son mary les porte au deuant de Dauid vinant en armes por saccager Nabal. 1. Roys. 25. 18.
  • inscription: in plate, lower right corner of design area: 2
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) 115; New Hollstein (de Vos) 115.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
2011.613.97
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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