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Birth of Pharez and Zarah

ca. 1566
16th century
208 x 250 mm (8.2 x 9.8 in.)

Herman Jansz. Muller, Dutch, (ca. 1540–1617)
After Maerten van Heemskerck, Dutch, (1498–1574)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on laid paper
State: First of two states
Print impression quality: Excellent
Series: Number 4 from set of four engravings The Story of Judah and Tamar
Edition: Before the name of publisher, first edition of three
Marks: Inscribed in plate, lower center: “MHeemskerck In” (MH interlaced) (with MH interlaced); inscribed in plate, lower right “HMVL fe” (with HMVL interlaced); numbered, lower left of center
Marks: Watermark: Indecipherable right of center
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Penciled numbers upper right, possibly by a 19th-century collector
Bibliography: New Hollstein 42 (part I, 51); H. 424–427 (vol. 8, p. 246).
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1960
Accession Number: 1960.30.4.4

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  • Bible
  • Old Testament
  • religions
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • series (groups) - Use for related publications issued successively, especially those bearing a collective as well as an individual title; and, in the visual arts, for groups of works by a single artist having a specific and purposeful relation among the works. [March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'series'; alternate term added; descriptor moved. January 1991 scope note added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 208 x 250 mm (8.2 x 9.8 in.)

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