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The Story of the Prodigal Son

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Nn,7.27

  • Title (series)

    • The Story of the Prodigal Son
  • Description

    The prodigal son as a swineherd. The prodigal son praying and dressed in rags at centre, several boars seen drinking from a trough, piglets in foreground, farm-houses in background; first state before number
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1594 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 267 millimetres (trimmed, damaged borders)
    • Width: 200 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in Latin in lower margin: "Pasceret ut filiquis Ventrem vult pascere porcos.".
  • Curator's comments

    This is one from a series of six, for comment see Nn,7.43.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 108-113.I bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 111.I (Nicolaes de Bruyn) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1835

  • Acquisition notes

    Registered separately in Josi's Nn register as an individual item with the register number Nn,7.27

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    Nn,7.27

  • Additional IDs

    • 1835,0711.14
The prodigal son as a swineherd. The prodigal son praying and dressed in rags at centre, several boars seen drinking from a trough, piglets in foreground, farm-houses in background; first state before number  Engraving

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The prodigal son as a swineherd. The prodigal son praying and dressed in rags at centre, several boars seen drinking from a trough, piglets in foreground, farm-houses in background; first state before number Engraving

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