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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.613.317
People
Anton Wierix II, Flemish (c. 1555/1559 - 1604)
After Maerten de Vos, Netherlandish (Antwerp, Belgium 1532 - 1603 Antwerp, Belgium)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
Title
Saint Bartholomew; Saint Matthew
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Christ, the Apostles, and Saint Paul, with the Creed
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
before 1585
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342625
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.)
left: 19.8 x 14 cm (7 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
right: 19.8 x 14 cm (7 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 329
  • inscription: in plate, left and right, lower edge of design area, to left and to right: 9 / 10
  • inscription: in plate, left and right, at upper edge of design area, to left and to right: S. BARTHOLOMEVS. / S. MATTHÆVS.
  • inscription: in plate, left and right, lower margin: CREDO IN SPIRITVM SANCTVM. / BARTHOLOMÆVS, Apostolus, in Laconiam Indiamq proficiscens, Albanam venit, ibi, demonum fraude / expulsa, Christum incolis indicit. Rex Polemius, auditis que fecerat hic, Christi iugo se submisit, / Tandem Artiago, Regis frater, incandens eum martÿrio affecit. // SANCTAN ECCLESIAM CATHOLICAM. / MATTHÆVS Apostolus & Euangelista, Christo assumpto, Iudeis Euangelium indicit: hoc indicto in Ærbiopiam / venit, exceptusq cunctis in Christum credentibus remissionem peccattor promittit. Postea, templis vbiq / exstructis Epigeniaq virgine conuersa, martÿrm subiens, vitā cum morte comunutrauit.
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, left and right, brown ink: Sainct Barthelemy apostle se transporte en judé et en Laconie où ayant / destruit toute jdolatrie et superstition il preche Jesus Christ aux habitans / de ces lieux la le roy Polemius entendrent les merueilles que fait ce sct. / personnage enbrasse le Christianisme, finalement Astiago frere dud. / Roy tout bouïllant d'jre le martyrise. // Sainct Mathieu apostle et Euangeliste apres l'assumption de Jesus Christ commener / a precher l'euangile aux Juifs, cela fait s'acchemine en Ethiopie où estant recea / il promet la remission des pechez a ceux qui croiroyent en Jesus. piu apres ayant / fait ediffier des temples par tous et conuecty la puellle Epigenia, il rend l'esprit / par les voyes du martyre.
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) 488, 489; Hollstein 1148.II, 1149.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
2011.613.317
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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