Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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record 10 of 10

Probably by the same engraver who produced "The Story of Gideon" after Heemskerck.

Samuel Anointing David,

Number 1 from the set of ten engravings, The Story of David and Saul

Engraving on white laid paper

First of three states

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Plate): 205 x 252 mm (8.1 x 9.9 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 280 x 377 mm (11 x 14.8 in.)

Inscribed in plate, lower center: “H. Cock. Excud M. Heemskeerc inventor”; all plates for “The Story of David” are numbered lower left; only the first plate is inscribed with names of Heemskerck and Cock.

Watermark: Indecipherable (right side)

Edition: Published by Hieronymus Cock, Antwerp; first edition of four

Accession number: 1960.30.2.1

Purchase funds, 1960

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Penciled numbers upper right, possibly by a 19th-century collector

Bibliography: New Hollstein 94 (part I, 93); the set is Hollstein 491–500 (vol. 8, p. 247)

Object Type: Prints

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