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The Rich Man at His Table, from The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

Artist:
Heinrich Aldegrever (German, Paderborn ca. 1502–1555/1561 Soest)
Date:
1554
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 1/8 × 4 5/16 in. (8 × 11 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry Walters, 1917
Accession Number:
17.37.228
Not on view
Dives, at center, dining with a woman before a trellis. A variety of other figures are gathered around the table, including at woman in a bath, a flautist, a fool, a figure letting blood from a seated female, and a servant bringing food to the table. Based on Luke 16:19. Plate 1 from a series of five engravings.
Inscription: Lettered in plate, across bottom: 'DIVES EPVLO DVOTIDIE SPLEDIDE VICTITAT ET IN OMNI GENERE DELITIARV VERSATVR LV 16';
Dated and signed with artist's monogram, in plate, at top right of center: '1554 / AG';
Numbered at top right: '1'

Marking: Stamped in black on verso, at bottom left: collector's mark of William Bell Scott [Lugt 2607]
Henry Walters; William Bell Scott (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1811–1890 Ayreshire); Donor: Henry Walters
Bartsch VIII.376.44; New Hollstein Part I.59.44; Hollstein I. 24.44
Adam von Bartsch Le peintre gravure. 1854-1876, cat. no. VIII.376.44, p. 376.

F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. vols. 1-64, Amsterdam, 1954–2010, cat. no. I. 24.44, p. 24.

The New Hollstein German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts 1400-1700. Amsterdam, 1998, cat. no. Part I.59.44, p. 59, ill.



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