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The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit / Spiritus Sapientiae (The Spirit of Wisdom)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1937,0915.309

  • Title (object)

    • Spiritus Sapientiae (The Spirit of Wisdom)

    Title (series)

    • The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Description

    Plate 1, The Spirit of Wisdom; King Solomon sits on his throne, to left; behind him stand soldiers and courtiers; to right, a soldier threatens to cut a living child in half, the genuine mother kneels and holds up her arms in protest; the other woman stands before a dead child; beyond other figures crowd around the chamber's entrance
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1595 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 214 millimetres (image size)
    • Width: 276 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within image: 'III.REG.III. / Ioan. Stradanus invent. / Adrian. Collaert excud.' Lettered below image: 'Spiritus Sapientiae. / Proverb. VIII. 15.16. / Per me equidem regnant Reges, et condere iura / Ac leges soliti iustitiam statuunt.'
  • Curator's comments

    From a series of seven plates.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 1054.II (The Collaert Dynasty) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 256.II (Johannes Stradanus) bibliographic details
    • Baroni Vannucci 1997 705.1 bibliographic details
  • Location

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

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1937

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1937,0915.309

Solomon sits on his throne, to l; behind him stand soldiers and courtiers; to r, a soldier threatens to cut a living child in half, the genuine mother kneels and holds up her arms in protest; the other woman stands before a dead child; beyond other figures crowd around the chamber's entrance  Engraving

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Solomon sits on his throne, to l; behind him stand soldiers and courtiers; to r, a soldier threatens to cut a living child in half, the genuine mother kneels and holds up her arms in protest; the other woman stands before a dead child; beyond other figures crowd around the chamber's entrance Engraving

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