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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.138
People
Unidentified Artist
After Ambrosius Francken (1544 - 1618)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Darius II
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Kings of Persia
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
before 1579
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342446
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: 25.5 x 20.2 cm (10 1/16 x 7 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 148
  • inscription: in plate, upper edge, separated by helmet: Darius notus, sextus monarcha regni [helmet] Persici regnauit post Longimanum: non / fuit hic filius Longimana sed eius [helmet] sororem coniugem habuit. imperauit ānos .19.
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge at right: 6
  • inscription: in right sheet margin, below plate in correct orientation: DARIVS I. Bastard mary de la soeur d'artaxerxes regna i9 ans.
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/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 160
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
2011.613.138
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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