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David Dancing before the Ark

Designed by Marten de Vos (Netherlandish, 1532–1603), Engraved by Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 097; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 64

Dimensions

Platemark: 25.3 x 20.2 cm (9 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.) Sheet: 32.1 x 22.9 cm (12 5/8 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

P6792

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, below engraved border: Dauid autem saltabat totis viribus ante Dominum: porro Dauid erat accinctus ephod lineo. Et Davuid, et omnis/domus Israel, ducebant arcam testamenti Domini, in iubilo et clangore buccinæ. SAMV. LIB.II. CAP.VI.

Signed

with image, left of lower center: M. de Vos inuento; lower right: Iohan. W. fecit/Sadleri excud.

Markings

watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6792; in graphite: 97

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund