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The Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 187 x 247 mm
  • Inv. 2013-ABF

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In a landscape with a city in the distance, Christ multiplies five loaves of bread and two fish in the foreground right. On the hill on the left, his disciples distribute the food to the people (Mar 6:38).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title The Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, 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 depiction, top left: Marci. 6. 38.
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Quarentibus ante omnia regnum coelorum adiiciuntur caetera.
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: Pe. V. Borcht
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 86
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-ABF
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
11Q712 church (exterior) Iconclass
25F6 fishes Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
25H1124 boulder, stone Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D112 child Iconclass
31D11221 boy (child between toddler and youth) Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A14 urban housing Iconclass
41A7751 container made of plant material other than wood: basket Iconclass
41C111 giving food Iconclass
41C621 bread, loaf Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C612 multiplication of loaves and fishes for a multitude of four or five thousand people (Matthew 14:13-21, 15:32-39; Mark 6:32-44, 8:1-10; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-14) Iconclass
73C6121 Christ blessing the bread and fish brought by a boy Iconclass
73C6122 Christ and apostles distribute bread and fish among the multitude Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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