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Christ Among the Doctors (Christ in Dispute with Pharisees and Herodians), from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 185 x 243 mm
  • Inv. 2013-ABS

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The youthful Christ sits among the doctors in the temple. On the left of the print, Joseph and the Virgin Mary take their son to Nazareth.


Pieter I van der Borcht RKD
Mechelen ca. 1530 - Antwerp ca. 1611

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title Christ Among the Doctors (Christ in Dispute with Pharisees and Herodians), from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum
Date ca. 1582 - 1593
ca. 1653 - 1654
Period 16th century
17th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the dipiction, at the top: Gratiarum thesaurus.
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Lucas . 2. 24.
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: Pe. V. Borcht.
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 64
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-ABS
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D21 Christ-child (with attributes) Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11H(JOSEPH) the foster-father of Christ, Joseph of Nazareth, husband of Mary; possible attributes: flowering rod or wand, lily, carpenter's tools Iconclass
12A43 the Temple (in general) ~ Jewish religion Iconclass
12A521 high priest ~ hierarchy of priests Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D112 child Iconclass
31D11221 boy (child between toddler and youth) Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
61E(JERUSALEM) names of cities and villages (JERUSALEM) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73B91 journey of Mary, Joseph and Christ to Jerusalem Iconclass
73B93 Christ's dispute with the doctors in the temple; he counts his arguments on his fingers Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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