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Saul Is Anointed King by Samuel, ca. 1601 - 1652

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 298 x 425 mm
  • Inv. 2015-LR

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In a watery landscape, Saul is anointed king by Samuel. Samuel empties a jar of oil over Saul's head. In the margin is a caption in Latin, with Bible reference to 1 Sam. 10:1.


Jan van Londerseel RKD
Antwerp 1578 - Rotterdam ca. 1624 - 1625
engravers (printmakers)AAT

David I Vinckboons RKD
Mechelen 1576 - Amsterdam ca. 1631 - 1633

Claes Jansz II Visscher RKD
Amsterdam 1586 - 1587 - Amsterdam 1652

Title Saul Is Anointed King by Samuel
Date ca. 1601 - 1652
Period 17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
reproductive prints AAT
Inventory number 2015-LR
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11Q7562 blessing (either of things or persons), e.g. by anointing Iconclass
12A25111 anointing of the king ~ Jewish culture Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H2143 pond, pool Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
44B1622 during the coronation Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71G story of Saul Iconclass
71G1 Saul chosen as king (1 Samuel 9-12) Iconclass
71G11 Samuel and Saul Iconclass
71G113 the anointment of Saul by Samuel Iconclass
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