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The Healing of a Leper, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliiorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 185 x 246 mm
  • Inv. 2013-AAX

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In a landscape with an estuary, on the left is a leper on his knees before Christ, praying for healing. Christ puts his hand on the man's head and heals him. Behind Christ are his apostles and other spectators (Mat 8:1).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title The Healing of a Leper, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliiorum
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 depiction, top right: Matthei. 8.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Pe. V. Borcht.
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-AAX
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 11D Christ Iconclass
11D3 Christ as adult Iconclass
11D334 adult Christ together with apostles, evangelists, saints, etc. Iconclass
11G angels Iconclass
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25F6 fishes Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H213 river Iconclass
25H215 river mouth, estuary Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
25I5 landscape with tower or castle Iconclass
31A233 kneeling figure Iconclass
31A46 diseases Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
41D221(HAT) head-gear: hat Iconclass
41D263 walking-stick, staff, cane Iconclass
43C128 fisherman Iconclass
46A7 crowd, mob Iconclass
49G2 patient, sick person Iconclass
49G23 healing of sick person Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C4 miracles of Christ ~ healing the sick Iconclass
73C45 Christ healing lepers Iconclass
73C451 healing of one leper, who kneels before Christ (Matthew 8:1-4; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 5:12-16) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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