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The Last Judgement, 1593

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 223 x 147 mm
  • Inv. 2014-I

Public Domain

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Christ sits on a cloud next to the Virgin Mary. He acts as judge, his arm raised. He is surrounded by groups of cherubs, saints and apostles. Below, we see the damned being tortured by devils in hell. Several elements of the scene are accompanied by letters corresponding to the legend in the margin.


Johannes Wierix RKD
Antwerp 1549 - Brussels ca. 1620
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Bernardino Passeri RKD
ca. 1540 - Rome ca. 1590

Title The Last Judgement
Date 1593
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, top centre: Feria II. post Domin. I. Quadrag./ Iudicium universale./ Matth. xxv. Anno xxxiij.
printed inscription outside the depiction, top right: 99/ xxviij
printed inscription in the depiction, top left: E D A C B M
printed inscription in the depiction, below: I F K I L G H
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: Ioann. Wiericx/ fecit.
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: A. IESUS in throno gloriae sedens, [...] M. Peracto iudicio, Christus intelligitur [...] regnaturus in aeternum.
inscription on the back, bottom right: 3
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-I
Acquisition credit unknown
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
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11G1911 cherubs, i.e. children's heads with wings Iconclass
11H saints Iconclass
11HH female saints Iconclass
11I3 the twelve apostles (as a group), usually with books or scrolls (not in biblical context) Iconclass
11K devil(s) and demons Iconclass
11K(SATAN) devil(s) and demons: Satan Iconclass
11K4 activities of devil(s) Iconclass
11L541414 Hell (as one of the Four Last Things) Iconclass
11T hell and purgatory Iconclass
11T2(+4) symbols of hell (+ devil(s)) Iconclass
11T5 the damned souls, and their punishment Iconclass
11U Last Judgement Iconclass
11U1 Category 92880 Iconclass
11U21 resurrection of the dead ~ Last Judgement Iconclass
11U22 division of the blessed and the damned ~ Last Judgement Iconclass
11U3 symbols of Last Judgement Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31F27 Death as devilish being Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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