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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.256
People
Unidentified Artist
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
The King Cancelling His Servant's Debt
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1585
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342564
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: 19.3 x 24.6 cm (7 5/8 x 9 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, lower right corner of design area: 1
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 267
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: Dominus serui suo debitum decies mitte Talentorum condonat.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, brown ink: Le Royaume de cieux (dit Jesus Christ) est comparé a vn Roy lequel voulut faire compte aueq ses seruiteurs. et comme it eut commancé / a faire compte on luy en presenta vn qui luy deuoit dix milles talens; et dautant qu'jceluy n'auoit dequoy payer son seigneur / commanda que luy, Sa femme, et ses enfanz, et tout ce qu'il auoit fust vendu, et que la debte fust payé. parquoy ce seruiteur se / jettant en terre le supplioit, disant. Seigneur, aye patience enuers moy et je te payeray tout. A donq le seigneur de ce seruiteur esmeu / de compassion luy remit la debte.
  • inscription: lower plate margin at right, brown ink: Math 18
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/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 294
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
2011.613.256
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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