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Touch, from the series The Five Senses, ca. 1632 - 1670

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 161 mm
  • Inv. 2014-KK-5

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The prophet Elisha, left in the background, curses the children who mock him. As punishment, they are devoured by bears.


Frederick Bloemaert RKD
Utrecht ca. 1614 - 1617 - Utrecht 1690
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Abraham Bloemaert RKD
Gorinchem 1566 - Utrecht 1651

Nicolaes I Visscher
Amsterdam 1618 - Amsterdam 1679

Title Touch, from the series The Five Senses
Date ca. 1632 - 1670
Period 17th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Tactus
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: 5
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-KK-5
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F24(BOAR) hoofed animals: boar Iconclass
31A3 the (five) senses Iconclass
31A35 feeling (one of the five senses) Iconclass
31D112 child Iconclass
31D11221 boy (child between toddler and youth) Iconclass
33B11 mocking, insulting; teasing Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71N story of Elisha (Eliseus) Iconclass
71N2 the cursing of the children: when Elisha is on his way some children mock him for his baldness; Elisha curses them (2 Kings 2:23-25) Iconclass
71N21 two bears come out of the woods and tear the children who were mocking Elisha to pieces Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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