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The story of Joash and Queen Athaliah

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1949,0709.95

  • Title (series)

    • The story of Joash and Queen Athaliah
  • Description

    The destruction of the house of Baal; a group of soldiers pulling down a statue with a rope tied around its neck; another soldier attacking a priest with a halberd and other statues liying smashed on the ground; Jehoida and Joash, seen from behind, observing; after Heemskerck
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1567 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 190 millimetres
    • Width: 240 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below centre "Fe (backwards) HMVL fecit [] MHeemskerck In". In the margin "Balicolas sacris ... refringit". Numbered at right "4".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see 1949,0709.92.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 142.I (Maarten van Heemskerck) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 32 (The Muller Dynasty (Harmen Jansz Muller)) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Post-binder Large)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1949

  • Acquisition notes

    One of a group of 256 prints selected from the Liechtenstein collection after Heemskerk and Lambert Lombard.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1949,0709.95

The destruction of the house of Baal; a group of soldiers pull down a statue with a rope tied around its neck; another soldier attacks a priest with a halberd and other statues lie smashed on the ground; Jehoida and Joash observe; after Heemskerck  Engrav

The destruction of the house of Baal; a group of soldiers pull down a statue with a rope tied around its neck; another soldier attacks a priest with a halberd and other statues lie smashed on the ground; Jehoida and Joash observe; after Heemskerck Engrav

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