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Jezebel Sealing the Forged Letters (from The Story of Ahab, Jezebel and Naboth series, plate 2 of 6)

about 1561
Engraved by Philips Galle (Netherlandish, 1537–1612), After Maarten van Heemskerck (Netherlandish, 1498–1574), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, P. Galle) 35; New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, Heemskerck) 133; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. 8), 71

Dimensions

Platemark: 19.8 × 25 cm (7 13/16 × 9 13/16 in.) Sheet: 21.2 × 26.4 cm (8 3/8 × 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

B2766

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, lower left: H. Cock Excudebat; lower center: Martinius uan Heemskerk Inuentor; lower right: 2; in lower margin: Literas Nabothi insidiosas Scribit Jezabel ad primores ciuitatis

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, in graphite: -50v; series for: Naboth & Jezebel; MFA Babcock stamp [Lugt 207] in purple, with accession number in ink: 2766

Provenance

June 12, 1900, bequeathed to the MFA by William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899; Lugt 208), Paris. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock