Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Destruction of the Altar at Bethel and the Exhumation of the Bones from the Sepulchres,

Number 6 from the set of eight engravings, King Josiah Restores the Law of the Land

Engraving on laid paper

First of two states

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Plate): 205 x 255 mm (8.1 x 10 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 279 x 377 mm (11 x 14.8 in.)

Dimension notes: sheet dimensions are irregular

Inscribed in plate, lower left: “MARTINVS HEEMSKERCK INVENTOR PGALLE SCVLPSIT” (PG interlaced); numbered lower left

Watermark: Indecipherable (deer?) (right side)

Edition: Probably published by Philips Galle, before the name of the publisher, first edition of two

Accession number: 1960.30.3.6

Purchase funds, 1960

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

Bibliography: New Hollstein 148 (part 1, p. 126); H. 245 (vol. 8, p. 243)

Work Type: print

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