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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Unidentified Artist
After Maerten de Vos, Netherlandish (Antwerp, Belgium 1532 - 1603 Antwerp, Belgium)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
The Conversion of Saul; The Baptism of the Eunuch by Philip
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Conversion of Saint Paul; Saint Philip Baptizing the Ethiopian Eunuch
Series/Book Title: Acts of the Apostles
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Work Type
c. 1591-1600
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Engraving printed in black ink with added transparent and opaque watercolor and metallic gold on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream
sheet: 27 x 36.4 cm (10 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)
left: 18.9 x 12.4 cm (7 7/16 x 4 7/8 in.)
right: 18.8 x 13.2 cm (7 3/8 x 5 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 321
  • inscription: in plate, left and right, at lower edge of design area, to left: M. de Vos inuent. / M. de Vos inuent.
  • inscription: in plate, left and right, lower margin: Dum sanctos sequitur Saulus, comitansq caterua, / Sternit semianimes ignis ab axe ruens. // Edoctum Eunuchum fideij fundamina sacræ, / Lustralj lympha, magne Philippe lauas
  • inscription: right plate, lower margin, at right, brown ink: . act. cap. vij.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, left and right, brown ink: Sainct Paul pour suiuant les Christens a outrance est abbatu par vn / soudain eclair, l'histoire est cy deuant. // Vn Eneucqu homme de grand pouuoir et authorité soubz la Regne des / Ethiopiens nommée Candase, est jnstruit par Philippe, croit, et est / baptizé.
  • watermark: Gothic P
[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
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein (de Jode) 501, 500; Hollstein 896.I; Hollstein 895.I
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Barbara Ketcham Wheaton in memory of Robert Bradford Wheaton
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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