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Nathan Predicts the Death of David's Son, ca. 1580 - 1596

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 202 x 255 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LT-2

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Nathan tells King David that he will be punished for his sins: God will kill his firstborn son. Out of grief and repentance, David kneels down on the ground.


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

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Hans Sadeler RKD
Brussels 1550 - Venice 1600

Title Nathan Predicts the Death of David's Son
Date ca. 1580 - 1596
Period 16th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Martin de Vos figuravit
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: Ioann Sadeler auct et excudit
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Infantis Nathan praedict [...] / [...] Numina supplicibus
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Tum prostratus humi [...] / [...] quàm puer intereat.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Miserere mei Deus [...] / tibi soli jeccavit. ps. 50
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: 1525.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LT-2
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 31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A2321 leaning forward Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
44B113 king Iconclass
44B191 crown (symbol of sovereignty) Iconclass
45C13(SWORD) hacking and thrusting weapons: sword Iconclass
45D313 private soldier Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71H story of David Iconclass
71H7 David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11-12) Iconclass
71H77 David punished Iconclass
71H771 David's child falls ill Iconclass
71H773 David's child dies; David's servants hesitate to bring him the news Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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