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Christ retreats to the mountain, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 189 x 245 mm
  • Inv. 2013-ABJ

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After the miraculous multiplication of the loaves and fishes, the people wanted to proclaim Christ king. Christ thereupon retires alone to a mountain (John 6:15).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title Christ retreats to the mountain, 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 right: IOHANNIS. 6. 15.
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: SPRETUM DIADEMA.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: PE. V. BORCHT
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 87
stamps (tools) on the reverse: STAD GENT / MUSEUM VOOR SCHONE KUNSTEN
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-ABJ
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
11V87 praying for the living and the dead ~ one of the (seven) spiritual Acts of Mercy Iconclass
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25F6 fishes 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
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A14 urban housing Iconclass
41A7751 container made of plant material other than wood: basket Iconclass
41C621 bread, loaf Iconclass
44B113 king Iconclass
46C11 road, path Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C61 miraculous feedings 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
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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