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The Miracle at Elisha's Grave, from the series Toneel ofte vertooch der Bybelsche historien, 1659

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 67 x 101 mm
  • Inv. 2014-GB

Public Domain

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During a funeral a band of ransacking Moabites is seen approaching and the corpse is thrown hastily into Elisha's tomb; when it touches Elisha's bones the man comes back to life.


Pieter Hendriksz. Schut RKD
Amsterdam ca. 1660 - 1680
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Nicolaes I Visscher
Amsterdam 1618 - Amsterdam 1679

Nicolaes II Visscher RKD
Amsterdam 1618 - Amsterdam 1709

Title The Miracle at Elisha's Grave, from the series Toneel ofte vertooch der Bybelsche historien
Date 1659
Period 17th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Een gestorven man geworpen in Elisa graff, wert weder levende.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: 2. Regnum 13.21.
inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: 126
inscription on the back, at the right: 8
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-GB
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 31A21 (human) skeleton Iconclass
31A211 (human) skull Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
42E3 grave, tomb and other grave-forms and grave-markers Iconclass
42E14 placing the corpse in the coffin Iconclass
42E23 burial Iconclass
42E31 grave, tomb Iconclass
42E38 signs, symbols and motifs in funerary art Iconclass
45L3 plundering ~ soldiers Iconclass
47I15(SPADE) agricultural implements: spade Iconclass
51L51 Resurrection; 'Ressurrettione' (Ripa) Iconclass
71N story of Elisha (Eliseus) Iconclass
71N7 Elisha's bones (2 Kings 13:21) Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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