Willem van Swanenburg (Netherlandish, ca. 1581/82–1612)
After Joachim Wtewael (Netherlandish, Utrecht 1566–1638 Utrecht)
Christoffel van Sichem I (Netherlandish, 1546–1624)
Title page published by Pieter de Jode I (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1570–Antwerp 1634)
Letterpress and engraving
Sheet: 10 13/16 × 13 7/8 in. (27.4 × 35.2 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956
Not on view
This print is from a set of 13 plates depicting "pictures of justice", with scenes from the Bible, history, and legend. The prints are executed by Willem Swaneburg after designs by Joachim Wtewael. The prints were first published by Christoffel van Sichem in 1606. This print is the typographic title page, which is not described by Hollstein, who only includes the engraved tite page depicting King David and Solomon. This title page incorrectly states the number of plates as twelve, but a sheet of paper has been pasted on top of the first part of the word "duodecim," correcting it to read "tredecim."
Inscription: In letterpress: THRONVS IVSTINTIAE / tredicem pulcherrimis tabulis / artificiosissime æri incisis illustratus / PICTORE / Ioachimo Wtenwalio Vltrajectensi, & Wilhelmo Swanenburgio Leydensi / SCULPTORE / AMSTELRODAMI, / Excudebat Christophorus a Sichem ligni partirer atque æris sector; / apud quem prostant, Anno Salutis mdcvi Surrounding engraving at center: OCVLI DOMINI SVPER IVSTOS SPALM. 34 In engraving at lower right: CVSichem excud.
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XXIX.49-63; The New Hollstein LV pg. 5; Wurzbach II.682.32; S. Helliesen, 'Thronus Justitiae. A series of pictures of Justice by Joachim Wtewael', in Oud Holland XCI (1977), pp.232-266