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Christ sets his disciples an example of a child, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 182 x 242 mm
  • Inv. 2013-ABH

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Christ sits amidst his disciples in the foreground in a landscape. Next to him is a one child whom he sets his disciples as an example (Luke 9:47).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title Christ sets his disciples an example of a child, 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 inscription top left: Lucas. 9. 47.
inscription bottom left: Pe. V. Borcht.
inscription reverse, lower left: Stad Gent
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-ABH
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
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
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
25I5 landscape with tower or castle Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D112 child Iconclass
31D11221 boy (child between toddler and youth) Iconclass
54EE33 Competition, Rivalry, Emulation; 'Emulatione' (Ripa) Iconclass
73C721 Christ explaining his doctrine to the apostles and disciples Iconclass
73C7213 emulation among apostles (and disciples) Iconclass
73C72131 'who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' ~ emulation among apostles (Matthew 18:1-7; Mark 9:33-37; Luke 9:46-48) Iconclass
73C721311 Christ calls a child and sets it in the midst of the apostles (disciples): 'unless you ... become like children' Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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