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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1878,0914.50

  • Description

    Plate 1: Frontispiece with title written on a stone tablet on which an angel blows the trumpet at centre, at right a woman representing 'Judaism' and holding the Law, allegorical scenes showing the Vices and David's sacrifice at middle right, Mount Sinai in right background, at left an angel holding the Bible, with allegorical scenes showing the Virtues at middle left, the Apostles in left foreground; frontispiece to fourth edition of "Icones Biblicæ" (Amsterdam: 1747). c.1708
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1708 (but published in 1747)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 343 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 437 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within image, at centre: "ICONES BIBLICÆ / Veteris et N: Testamenti / FIGURES du Vieux et du Nouveau / Testament / Inventées / et Gravées / Par / Jan Luyken".
        Lettered in lower margin: "Edit a F. Houttuyn" and "Johannes Luyken Inv: et Fecit" and "PRINT-VERBEELDINGEN der HISTORIEN des OUDEN EN NIEUWEN TESTAMENTS. 't AMSTERDAM, by F. HOUTTUYN, MDCCXLVII.".
        Numbered 1 in lower right.
  • Curator's comments

    This is the frontispiece (with Latin and French title) to the fourth edition of a series of sixty-two plates showing Old and New Testament scenes (of which sixty-one by Jan Luyken); first published in Amsterdam by Pieter Mortier in 1708. The fourth edition was published by Frans Houtteyn in 1747.

  • Bibliography

    • Luyken 1905 3692 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 429 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1878

  • Acquisition notes

    Inscribed by Anderdon on verso, in pen and brown ink: "H Anderdon 15. Nov. 1827"

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1878,0914.50

Plate 1: Frontispiece with title written on a stone tablet on which an angel blows the trumpet at centre, at right a woman representing 'Judaism' and holding the Law, allegorical scenes showing the Vices and David's sacrifice at middle right, Mount Sinai in right background, at left an angel holding the Bible, with allegorical scenes showing the Virtues at middle left, the Apostles in left foreground; frontispiece to fourth edition of "Icones Biblicæ" (Amsterdam: 1747).  c.1708  Etching

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Plate 1: Frontispiece with title written on a stone tablet on which an angel blows the trumpet at centre, at right a woman representing 'Judaism' and holding the Law, allegorical scenes showing the Vices and David's sacrifice at middle right, Mount Sinai in right background, at left an angel holding the Bible, with allegorical scenes showing the Virtues at middle left, the Apostles in left foreground; frontispiece to fourth edition of "Icones Biblicæ" (Amsterdam: 1747). c.1708 Etching

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