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Cain and Abel, from the series Toneel ofte vertooch der Bybelsche historien, 1659

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 67 x 100 mm
  • Inv. 2014-GS

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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 Cain and Abel, 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 bottom right, outside the depiction: 5
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Cain door ingenomen haet slaet sijn broeder Habel Doet. Genesis 4.8.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre right: 6
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-GS
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 21C fire (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A236 lying figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
31E death of human being Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
31E235 violent death ~ maltreatment, torture Iconclass
33B14 threatening behaviour, challenging Iconclass
41B1 open fire (in general) Iconclass
44G51 crime Iconclass
44G511 murderer Iconclass
53C22 Menace, Intimidation; 'Minaccie' (Ripa) Iconclass
55C221 Sacrifice Iconclass
71A Genesis from the creation to the expulsion from paradise, and later years of Adam and Eve Iconclass
71A82 the killing of Abel: Cain slays him with a stone, a club or a jaw-bone, alternatively with a spade or another tool as weapon Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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