DAC Collection Object Information
Saul’s Suicide after His Defeat by the Philistines,
Number 18 from the set of 25 etchings, Biblical Battles
Etching on white laid paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Dimensions (Plate): 203 x 286 mm (8 x 11.3 in.)
Dimensions (Sheet): 273 x 283 mm (10.7 x 11.1 in.)
Signed in plate, lower right: “AE”
Watermark: No watermark
Edition: Published by Nicolaus Van Aelst, Rome
Accession number: 19188.8.131.52
Olin Library transfer, 1957
Provenance / Collectors' marks: R.L. Hirschfield (stamped in lower center margin of frontispiece); Conrad Fäsy (bookplate inside cover of album)
Bibliography: Bartsch 253 (vol. 17, p. 129); Illustrated Bartsch 253 (vol. 35, p. 79); see Sue Welsh Reed and Richard Wallace, Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque (Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), 217–221.
Work Type: print
Related Works: The set “Biblical Battles” includes 24 plates numbered 1–24 (DAC 19184.108.40.206 – 19220.127.116.11) following the frontispiece.
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