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Christ Heals Two Possessed Men in the Region of the Gerasenes, ca. 1720 - 1728

  • burin engraving, etching, paper
  • 350 x 291 mm
  • Inv. 2015-DH

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Christ and his disciples meet two possessed people at a tomb. No one dares to walk past the possessed. They ask Christ for help and he sends them to a herd of pigs further down by a lake. The pigs all plunge into the lake and the possessed are delivered from their demons. Illustration from the New Testament, Mat 8, 28. A title is displayed below the scene in Greek, English, German, Latin, French and Dutch. The print was used in the following books: Figures de la Bible (Amsterdam: Bernard Picart, 1720) and Taferelen der voornaamste geschiedenissen van het Oude en Nieuwe Testament [...] door de vermaarde kunstenaars Hoet, Houbraken, en Picart getekent [...] en met beschrijvingen uitgebreid (Den Haag: Pieter de Hondt, 1728).


Gerrit II de Broen RKD
Amsterdam 1692 - Amsterdam 1774
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Arnold Houbraken RKD
Dordrecht 1660 - Amsterdam 1719

Title Christ Heals Two Possessed Men in the Region of the Gerasenes
Date ca. 1720 - 1728
Period 18th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
illustrations AAT
reproductive prints AAT
Inventory number 2015-DH
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
11D3 Christ as adult Iconclass
31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
41A9 ruin of a dwelling, house, castle, etc. Iconclass
45L43 devastated, ruined place or city (~ warfare) Iconclass
47G91 collapsing building Iconclass
47I212 pig Iconclass
47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc. Iconclass
47I228 cattle driving, cattle driver Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
48C145 architectural settings in paintings, sculptures, etc. Iconclass
48C149 ruin of a building ~ architecture Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C public life of Christ: from his baptism until the Passion Iconclass
73C4 miracles of Christ ~ healing the sick Iconclass
73C43 Christ healing possessed people Iconclass
73C434 healing of two (or one) possessed at Gerasa (Gadara) (Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39) Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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