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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.217
People
Lucas van Doetecum, Netherlandish (Deventer active 1554 - 1579/89 ?)
After Gerard van Groeningen, Flemish (active late 16th century)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
The Circumcision
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Events in and around the Temple
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1572
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342525
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching and engraving printed in black ink with added transparent and opaque watercolor and metallic gold on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream
Technique
Etching and engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 27 x 36.4 cm (10 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)
plate: 20.2 x 28.7 cm (7 15/16 x 11 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 227
  • inscription: in plate, lower left corner of design area: 2
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: SECVNDVM LEGEM MOYSI TVLERVNT ILLVM IN IERVSALEM VT SISTERENT EVM DOMINO. Luc. 2.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: La Vierge Marie ayant enfanté le Seigneur huict Jours apres l'enfantement il fut circoncice. Et le Temps de Sa purgaont expiré Il fut porté en Jerusalem Pour le presenter au Seigneur / selon la loy de Moyse.
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/iv
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 252; New Hollstein 618.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
2011.613.217
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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