Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cambyses Commanding the Flaying of the Judge Sisamnes, from Thronus Justitiae, tredecim pulcherrimus tabulis..., plate 6

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 × 14 15/16 in. (30 × 38 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.597.40(8)
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: JWtewael Inuent: CS Sculpsit.
In plate at bottom center: CVSichem edit: et excud:
At lower left: VI
At lower left: Cambrisæ imperijs Iudex damnatur iniquus / Vt corio exutus facta nefanda luat / Protinus hoc spolum, dereptaq corpore pellis ? iustitiæ sacro pontiur in solio
At lower right: Filius horrenda considere sede jubetur. / Ut patris exembplo disceret esse probus. / Sæuior hæc æquo possit prope poena Videri, / Quid tum? Sancta Themis sic veneranda fuit.
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XXIX.55; 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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