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Allegory of Justice (Sanctity of the Law) with a court scene depicting a man being pardoned by a judge, from Thronus Justitiae, tredecim pulcherrimus tabulis..., plate 12

Series/Portfolio:
Thronus Justitiae, tredecim pulcherrimus tabulis...
Artist:
Willem van Swanenburg (Netherlandish, ca. 1581/82–1612)
Artist:
After Joachim Wtewael (Netherlandish, Utrecht 1566–1638 Utrecht)
Publisher:
Christoffel van Sichem I (Netherlandish, 1546–1624)
Date:
1605–6
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 13/16 × 15 13/16 in. (30 × 40.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.597.40(14)
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.
Inscription: In plate at lower left: CSichem edit: et excu:
In plate at lower left: Wtewael inuentor. CSwaneb: Sculp.
At lower left: XII.
At lower left: Judicis officium moderatur sanctio Legis, / Nec plus, quam cause flagitat ordo potest / Ergo vbi cognitio solemni more peracta est. / Nil superest præter diceve jura veis.
At lower right: Nec fas est sontem penis absoluere, nedum / Criminis exortem dedere supplicio, / regi plura licent, non vt tamen omnioa possit, / Sed veniæ tantum jusq salutis habet.
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XXIX.61; 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
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