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The Ascension of Christ, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 186 x 242 mm
  • Inv. 2013-ABK

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Christ's ascension is set in a landscape overlooking the city of Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives on the left. Christ is carried away on a cloud, while the 12 apostles look on. Two angels can be seen next to the apostles (Acts 1).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title The Ascension of Christ, 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: Abeo paraturus vobis locum.
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Act. I. 9.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Pe. V. Borcht.
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 96
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-ABK
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
11G angels Iconclass
25H11 mountains 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
61E(JERUSALEM) names of cities and villages (JERUSALEM) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73E42 the Ascension (Christ surrounded by radiant light or in a mandorla) Iconclass
73E43 angel(s) talking to the apostles and perhaps to other witnesses of the Ascension Iconclass
73E421 Christ strides up into heaven, holding God's hand or assisted by angel(s) Iconclass
73E422 Christ aloft in the sky ~ Ascension Iconclass
73E423 Christ taken up by a cloud ~ Ascension Iconclass
73E427 Christ ascends into heaven; apostles (and Mary) beneath Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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