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Christ Chooses His Apostles, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 183 x 245 mm
  • Inv. 2013-AAZ

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In a mountainous landscape with a river, Christ stands in the foreground with the apostles. He gives them the power to cast out unclean spirits and cure every disease and malady. Then they are sent out on it in pairs. This is depicted left and right in the background (Mat 10:1).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title Christ Chooses His Apostles, 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: Laetissima orbi legatio.
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Matthei. 10. 1.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Pe. V. Borcht
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 79
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 0
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-AAZ
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
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
25H1124 boulder, stone Iconclass
25H12 dale, valley 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
25I2 village Iconclass
25I22 prospect of village, silhouette of village Iconclass
25I3 farm or solitary house in landscape Iconclass
41A17 farm (building) Iconclass
46C21 ships (in general) Iconclass
46C23 boat propelled by man or animal Iconclass
46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C7 Christ as teacher (part I): explaining his doctrine; teaching ~ parables and proverbs Iconclass
73C71 Christ and his twelve apostles: calling, mission and Transfiguration Iconclass
73C711 calling of the apostles Iconclass
73C712 mission of the apostles Iconclass
73C7121 Christ sends apostles out in pairs (Matthew 10:1-16; Mark 6:7-11; Luke 9:1-5) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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