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Pourtraict du Jugement Universel, confirme des Tesmoignages de L'Escripture Saincte

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1981,U.1002

  • Title (object)

    • Pourtraict du Jugement Universel, confirme des Tesmoignages de L'Escripture Saincte
  • Description

    The Last Judgement after Jean Cousin, on nine sheets of engraving and three of text, pasted together three across and four down and rolled; at the top God in judgement amid Saints, martyrs and angels; in the centre, devils raising the dead in a city that is being destroyed by thunderbolts; in the foreground, angels and devils disputing the fate of the risen dead; along the bottom Bibical texts and dedication. Engraving

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1615 (c.)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1670 millimetres
    • Width: 1205 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with the title in French and Latin
        Lettered on slab at bottom left of the design 'Iohannis Cousin Senoniensis Invenit et Pinxit. // Petrus de Iode in Aes incidit' and with the later address 'A Paris chez P. Drevet aux Galleries'.
        In centre, a censorship approval given by 'Laurentius Beyerlinck', canon of Antwerp and book censor
        On the bottom three sheets, are biblical quotations relating to the Last Judgement, on the left in French, and on the right in Latin.
        In the centre, within a cartouche, a dedication to Louis XIII, signed by 'Gulielmus Wittenbroot'; along the bottom of this sheet, the publisher's address 'A Paris chez Drevet, Rue St. Jacques, à la Nonciation', followed by a royal privilege.
  • Curator's comments

    Cousin's painting is in the Louvre, and is of c.1585. The engraving was made in 1615. This is a later reissue by the Drevet family. The 12 plates are listed in the 1739 inventaire after the death of Pierre Imbert Drevet valued at 200 livres. See BSHAF for 1938, p.239, and Mariette's Abecedario, III p.8 for the information that Pierre Drevet retouched the plates.

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  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 83 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/Long Box)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1981,U.1002

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