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The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Artist:
Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Artist:
after Karel van Mander I (Netherlandish, Meulebeke 1548–1606 Amsterdam)
Date:
1596
Medium:
Engraving; first state of four (New Hollstein)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 13/16 × 26 in. (40.2 × 66.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.2278
Not on view
Inscription: at bottom center: KVM INUEN, IACOBUS DE GEŸN SCULPTOR ET EXCU;
on stone at bottom left of center: ILLUSTRISIMO & GENERSO COMITI A SOMS / DNO IN MUNTZENBERGH & SONNEWALT / DNO SIBI SEMPER OBSERUANTIA COLENDO / HOC OPUS A KAERLO DE MANDERE INUENTU / JACOBUS DE GEŸN SCULPTOR / DEDICAUIT / ANNO S MDXCVI ;
in bottom margin: MISCE VOLUPTATI COMES VT METANAEA MERASQ[ue] / SUB BLANDO MERETRIX NECTAT AMORE TRICAS; // LIBERTAS ABEAT QUO TAM SPECIOSA BENIGNI / QUAE PATRIS EXCUSSO QUAERITUR IMPERIO // DILAPSUM HUC RETULISSE PEDEM NE CULPA PUDORIS / TERREAT AUT TANTI QUAE SUBIT IRA PATRIS // TARDUS VT IRASCI SIC EST IGNOSCERE PROMPTUS / QUOS VIDET ADMISSI POENITUISSE MALI // PHOGERB
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 30, 1998–February 8, 1999.

New Hollstein (de Gheyn) I.77.34 i/iv; New Hollstein (van Mander) 54.51 i/iv; Hollstein VII.185.410; Hollstein XI.164.127; Passavant III.123.190
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