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The Four Last Things, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 186 x 245 mm
  • Inv. 2013-ABE

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Christ addresses his disciples on the Mount of Olives. Depicted in the background are the four last things: death, the last judgement, heaven and hell (Mat 24).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title The Four Last Things, 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: Videbunt quem cruxfixerint.
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Matthei. 24/ 3.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Pe. V. Borcht
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 90
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-ABE
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
11L5414 eschatology Iconclass
11L54141 the Four Last Things Iconclass
11L541411 Death (as one of the Four Last Things) Iconclass
11L541412 Last Judgement (as one of the Four Last Things) Iconclass
11L541413 Heaven (as one of the Four Last Things) Iconclass
11L541414 Hell (as one of the Four Last Things) Iconclass
11S heaven, celestial paradise, New Earth Iconclass
11S1 representations of celestial paradise (and its inhabitants) Iconclass
11S11 heaven represented in the air, with clouds (in concentric circles) and light Iconclass
11T hell and purgatory Iconclass
11U Last Judgement Iconclass
11U1 Category 92880 Iconclass
11U21 resurrection of the dead ~ Last Judgement Iconclass
11U22 division of the blessed and the damned ~ Last Judgement Iconclass
11U3 symbols of Last Judgement Iconclass
24A sun as celestial body Iconclass
24D stars Iconclass
31E death of human being Iconclass
31F symbols and personifications of Death Iconclass
31F1 symbols of Death Iconclass
41AA161 country-house - AA - civic architecture: inside Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
42E131 mourning the dead Iconclass
42E132 lamentation (~ burial rites) Iconclass
73C7 Christ as teacher (part I): explaining his doctrine; teaching ~ parables and proverbs Iconclass
73C749 sayings of Christ: discourse on the last things (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21) Iconclass
73D31 Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, 'Oelberg' (Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 14:32-52; Luke 22:39-53; John 18:1-12) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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