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Allegory of Justice depicting a street scene with a shepherd giving a sheet of paper to a judge at left, who rejects it, from Thronus Justitiae, tredecim pulcherrimus tabulis..., plate 11

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
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 13/16 × 14 3/4 in. (30 × 37.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.597.40(13)
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: IWtewael inve. / CSwanenb. Sculp. A. 1605.
At lower left: XI.
At lower left: Vos quorum fidei custodia iuris & æqui / Creditur, edocuit quos sua sacra Themis. / Ne vos demoueat recto de tramite fallax. / Gratia, nec lacrimis qui rigat ora nocens.
At lower right: Non decet inflecti precibus, non cedere fletu / Nedum fas pretio prosdtituisse Deam / Exuat effectus, & amicum ponat, & hostem / Qui rite officium Legis obire volet.
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XXIX.60; 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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