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The wretchedness of wealth

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1874,0509.46

  • Title (series)

    • The wretchedness of wealth
  • Description

    It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:23-24); a man holding a bunch of money bags attempts to walk between a narrow doorway; a camel surrounded by three figures faces a needle dangled before it from a diembodied hand from above; after Heemskerck. 1563
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1563
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 173 millimetres
    • Width: 235 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below right "MHeemskerck In:" and at corner "PGalle F.". Dated "1563". Numbered below left ".1.". In the margin two columns of text each two lines "ARCTA PARAT ... FORAMEN".
  • Curator's comments

    From a series of six plates (New Hollstein 476-481; impressions in the BM 1874,0509.46 and 1875,0710.432 ... 436). The verses by Hadrianus Junius.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 281 (Philips Galle) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 476.II (Maarten van Heemskerck) bibliographic details
  • Location

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

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1874

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1874,0509.46

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:23-24); a man holding a bunch of money bags attempts to walk between a narrow doorway; a camel surrounded by three figures faces a needle dangled before it from a diembodied hand from above; after Heemskerck.  1563  Engraving

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It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:23-24); a man holding a bunch of money bags attempts to walk between a narrow doorway; a camel surrounded by three figures faces a needle dangled before it from a diembodied hand from above; after Heemskerck. 1563 Engraving

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