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Isaac has the Wells dug open which the Philistines had subdued, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 186 x 242 mm
  • Inv. 2013-AAG

Public Domain

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Au premier plan, les Israélites creusent les puits que les Philistins avaient fermés par jalousie. À l'arrière-plan gauche, les serviteurs d'Isaac découvrent une source d'eau claire. Isaac s'assoit sur une pierre et discute avec l'un des bergers à qui appartient la source trouvée (Gn 26,18).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title Isaac has the Wells dug open which the Philistines had subdued, 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: Vivi fontes refossi.
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Genesis. 26./ .18.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: 35
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 36
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-AAG
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H1124 boulder, stone Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H213 river Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
25I22 prospect of village, silhouette of village Iconclass
25I3 farm or solitary house in landscape Iconclass
25I5 landscape with tower or castle Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
41A16 rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage Iconclass
41A17 farm (building) Iconclass
41A3911 well Iconclass
41AA161 country-house - AA - civic architecture: inside Iconclass
47I15(SPADE) agricultural implements: spade Iconclass
47I2112 cow Iconclass
47I213 sheep Iconclass
47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc. Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71C2 story of Isaac Iconclass
71C25 Isaac and Abimelech (Genesis 26:1-33) Iconclass
71C253 Isaac moves to the valley of Gerar Iconclass
71C2531 new wells are dug in the valley of Gerar Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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