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Elijah Is Fed by the Ravens in the Wilderness, 1604

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 271 x 198 mm
  • Inv. 2014-KB-2-2

Public Domain

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The prophet Elijah sits on the ground in the wilderness. Two ravens come to bring him food. The print has a Latin text in the lower margin.


Jan Saenredam RKD
Zaandam 1565 - 1566 - Assendelft 1607
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Abraham Bloemaert RKD
Gorinchem 1566 - Utrecht 1651

Jan Saenredam RKD
Zaandam 1565 - 1566 - Assendelft 1607

Title Elijah Is Fed by the Ravens in the Wilderness
Date 1604
Period 17th century
Location Assendelft TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription: Abraham, Bloemaert inven./ Joan, Saenredam sculp, et excudebat/ A 1604
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: 3
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Iusserat irriguas Carithi torrentis [...] alma venit, phoeboq cadente recedit.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-KB-2-2
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-KB-2-2
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11556/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300263554 animal paintings AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11I62(ELIJAH)31 Elijah as first hermit Iconclass
11Q3 ascetic life and practice Iconclass
11Q31 mortification of the senses ~ ascetic life Iconclass
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H212 brook Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D16 old man Iconclass
41C111 giving food Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71M story of Elijah (Elias) Iconclass
71M12 Elijah fed by the raven(s): while the prophet is living by the brook, ravens bring him food Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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