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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Adriaen Collaert, Flemish (c. 1560 - 1618)
After Jan Snellinck, Flemish (c. 1544 - 1638)
Published by Gerard de Jode, Flemish (1509 - 1591)
The Opening of the Fifth Seal and the Distribution of White Garments to the Martyr, The Opening of the Sixth Seal and the Fall of Stars; The Four Angels Staying the Winds and the Servants of God Being Marked on the Forehead; The First Trumpt Call: Hail and the Fall From Heaven; The Distributionof the Trumpets to the Seven Angels
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Revelation of Saint John
Series/Book Title: Thesaurus Sacrarum, 1585 edition
Work Type
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.)
upper left: 8.1 x 7.7 cm (3 3/16 x 3 1/16 in.)
upper right: 8.2 x 7.6 cm (3 1/4 x 3 in.)
lower left: 8.4 x 7.5 cm (3 5/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
lower right: 8.2 x 7.5 cm (3 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right margin, graphite: 333
  • inscription: in plate, upper row left and right, lower row left and right, upper margin: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
  • inscription: in plate, upper row left and right, lower row left and right, lower margin: Quin etiam horribili quassatur maxima motu / Terra tremens Lumen Lunaq Solque negat / Stellarūq cadunt de cœlis Vndiq flammæ / Impia sub saxis turba latere cupit Cap 6 // Gentibus e cunctis signantur milia multa / Qui propter dominum sustemuere crucem / Dum fumata satis reddatur sancta piorum / Turba solet prauis parcere sœpe Deus / Cap 7 // Vt prima increpuit sontum tuba grandine dura / Stermantur segetes et sata læta boum / Quin etiam horrendis totus micat iginibus æther / Roreque sanguineo tota madescit humus Cap 7 // Quisque tubā tribuēte Deo caput āngelus ingens / Huic mortale subit pœna tremorq genus / Mox e thurribulo sacer ignis iactus in imum / Concitat et tonitru et cuncta tremore quatit / Cap 7
[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) 365-368
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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