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Jonah Predicts the Downfall of Nineveh, from the series Toneel ofte vertooch der Bybelsche historien, 1659

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 68 x 101 mm
  • Inv. 2014-GD

Public Domain

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Jonah stands in a square in Nineveh and predicts to the inhabitants the downfall of their city. Many people throw themselves to the ground in panic or run away.


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 Jonah Predicts the Downfall of Nineveh, 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: Iona predickt tot Ninive 't gedreijgde verderf der Stadt, waer sij haer bekeeren
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Iona 3.4.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: 163.
inscription on the back, at the right: 5
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-GD
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300015571 cityscapes (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
25I144 square, place, circus, etc. Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A14 urban housing Iconclass
52E2 Prediction, Prophecy; 'Augurio', 'Divinatione', 'Profetia' (Ripa) Iconclass
54FF12 Fate, Doom Iconclass
58AA1 Destruction Iconclass
71V the book of Jonah Iconclass
71V3 Jonah in Nineveh (Jonah 3:3-10) Iconclass
71V31 when Jonah arrives in the city of Nineveh he foretells its destruction in forty days Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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