David Being Armed before Saul
206 x 253 mm (8.1 x 10 in.)
Maerten van Heemskerck,
Medium and Support:
Engraving on white laid paper
First of three states
Print impression quality:
Number 5 from set of ten engravings The Story of David and Saul
Published by Hieronymus Cock, Antwerp; first edition of four
All plates for “The Story of David” are numbered lower left; only the first plate is inscribed with names of Heemskerck and Cock.
Possibly a hand
Provenance / Collectors' Marks:
Penciled numbers upper right, possibly by a 19th-century collector
New Hollstein 98 (part I, 93); the set is Hollstein 491–500 (vol. 8, p. 247).
Purchase funds, 1960