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Tree of Jesse; Jesse asleep under a baldachin at centre, with Aaron and three prophets holding scrolls on either side, above are the Virgin and Child and two rows of the twelve kings of Judah, including David
Pen and brown ink, heightened with white, on blue prepared paper
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Height: 266 millimetres
Width: 343 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Netherlandish XVc.
A drawing exactly corresponding, in reverse, to the present was illustrated in the Catalogue of R.W.P. de Vries, Amsterdam, 1929, No. 85.
The 1996 Malcolm Exhibition label text;
The drawing depicts the genealogical tree of Christ, based on Isaiah's prophecy that a Messiah would be born to the family of Jesse, the father of King David.
The design of the drawing may be based on a now lost composition of the mid-fifteenth century, which seems to have inspired other works of art, including a manuscript now in the British Library. The technique, however, is more characteristic of the first quarter of the sixteenth century.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1973, BM, Netherlandish prints and drawings (no cat.)
1996-7 Sept-Jan, BM, Malcolm Collection, no. 72
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Inscribed by Robinson with provenance
- Prints and Drawings
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