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The Circumcision of Christ, ca. 1600 - 1620

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 212 x 276 mm
  • Inv. 2014-NM

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The high priest circumcises the Christ child in the temple. The Virgin and Joseph look on with others.


Justus Sadeler
Antwerp 1572 - 1583 - Leyden 1618 - 1622
attributed to

Tintoretto RKD
Venice 1518 - 1519 - Venice 1594

Justus Sadeler
Antwerp 1572 - 1583 - Leyden 1618 - 1622

Title The Circumcision of Christ
Date ca. 1600 - 1620
Period 16th century
17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Dat Pucrum Diuma Parens gerit inde Saccerdos / Personat hinc Sacris lingua nouata modis. / Et meliora Sonat diuino Pneumate plena / Sic vaga dum moritur carmina cycnus habet.
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Iacobus Tentoret pinx: / IuSt: Sadeler exc:
inscription outside the depiction, below: Lùce 2.28
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-NM
Acquisition credit
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300124520 interior views AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D21 Christ-child (with attributes) Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11H(JOSEPH) the foster-father of Christ, Joseph of Nazareth, husband of Mary; possible attributes: flowering rod or wand, lily, carpenter's tools Iconclass
12A521 high priest ~ hierarchy of priests Iconclass
12A711 'berit milah', circumcision ~ Jewish ceremonies Iconclass
12A7114 circumcision set, e.g. knife ~ Jewish ceremonies Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA2321 leaning forward - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA236 lying figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
41A771 container of metal: bucket, can, canister, drum, tin, etc. Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73B birth and youth of Christ Iconclass
School / Style Baroque 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 (202)
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