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The Entombment, 1588

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 238 x 344 mm
  • Inv. 2014-NH

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Christ's body is laid in the tomb by three angels. The print has a Latin caption.


Aegidius II Sadeler RKD
Antwerp 1568 - Prague 1629
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Marco Angolo del Moro RKD
Verona circa 1550 - 1586 - Venice circa 1550 - 1586

Joris Hoefnagel RKD
Antwerp 1542 - Vienna 1600

Title The Entombment
Date 1588
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, below: G: Sadler fe: / Cum prae:1588
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: EIX
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Cum tua contemplor dulcissime funera IESV / Tam seuae causam me pudet esse necis / Et quoties grates vt cantet, fingere verba / Lingua cupit, meriti pondere victa cadit.
inscription on the reverse: 00
inscription on the reverse: wapenschild met opschrift (liggend)
inscription on the reverse: STAD GENT / MUSEUM VOOR SCHONE KUNSTEN GENT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-NH
Acquisition credit
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D3 Christ as adult Iconclass
11G angels Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
25H119 cave, grotto Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
42E31 grave, tomb Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73D7 from Christ's deposition to his entombment (Matthew 27:58-66; Mark 15:46-47; Luke 23:53-56; John 19:39-42) Iconclass
73D76 Christ's entombment (possibly by angels) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. XXI. Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II : Text ; Vol. XXII : Plates / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein, Dieuwke De Hoop Scheffer, Karel Gerard Boon. - Amsterdam : Van Gendt & Co., 1980 (20)
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