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Christ Foretelling the Betrayal of Judas Iscariot at the Last Supper

ca. 1551
16th century
293 x 411 mm (11.5 x 16.2 in.)

Attributed to Cornelis Bos, Dutch (Flemish), (ca. 1510–before 1566)
After Maerten van Heemskerck, Dutch, (1498–1574)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on medium-weight, off-white laid paper
State: Second of three states
Edition: N. de Cleck
Marks: Signed in plate, bottom edge of image: “M. HEEMSK”; inscribed in plate, below image: “ET CVM FACTA ESSET HORA DISCVBIT & DUODECIM APOSTOLI CVM EO: ET AIT ILLIS. DESIDERIO / DESIDERAVI HOC PASCHA MANDVCARE VOBISCVM ANTEQVAM PATIAR.”; inscribed in plate below image, lower right corner: “N. de cleck exc.”
Marks: Watermark: Bunch of grapes watermark comparable to Briquet 13074, suggesting the paper is from Lyons
Bibliography: New Hollstein (Heemskerck) 375 ii/iii; for more on the life of Bos, see Sune Schéle, Cornelis Bos: A Study of the Origins of the Netherlandish Grotesque (Stockholm: Almquist + Wiksell, 1965); see also Peter van der Coelen, “Cornelis Bos: Where Did He Go? Some New Discoveries and Hypotheses about a Sixteenth-Century Engraver and Publisher,” Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art, vol. 23, nos. 2/3 (1995), p. 142.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2006
Accession Number: 2006.7.1

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  • plate Dimensions: 293 x 411 mm (11.5 x 16.2 in.)

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