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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.178
People
Joannes van Doetecum, Netherlandish (Deventer 1528/32 - 1605 Haarlem)
Lucas van Doetecum, Netherlandish (Deventer active 1554 - 1579/89 ?)
After Hans Vredeman de Vries, Dutch (1527 - 1604/23)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Belshazzar's Feast
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Story of Daniel
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
before 1576
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342486
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving and etching 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: 24.2 x 32.5 cm (9 1/2 x 12 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 188
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Dum sedet in mensa Rex ebrius hic mala fata scribuntur muro, ecce manu subito. Daniel. 5.25
  • inscription: in plate, lower edge of design area at left: .6.
  • inscription: lower sheet edge, brown ink: Balsazar Roy de Babilone faizant vn festin a ses Princes vid vne main ecriuant contre la paray de son Palais. Les Caldeens et aultres diuins de Babylone / ne pourent lire cett 'ecriture, ce que fait Daniel et en donne l'Interpretamt, scauoir q le Roy seroit priué de son Royaume par les Medes et par les Perses. et en la mesme nuit le Roy furrocis.
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) 207; Hollstein 459.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
2011.613.178
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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