Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Behading of the Roman Judge Papinian, from Thronus Justitiae, tredecim pulcherrimus tabulis..., plate 5

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 1/4 in. (30 × 38.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.597.40(7)
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: CVSichem excud: et editore.
At lower left: JWtenwael inuentor. CSwaneb. Sculp.
At lower left: V.
At lower left: Fratre trucidato Caracalla nefarius audet / Poscere vocis opem Papiniane tuæ. / Sed te libera vox venienti consecrat æuo, / Ialila defendi turpius ac fieri.
At lower right: Crimine que fide damnatus colla securi / Subijcis, & crudo funere cæsus obis. / Fœda sed immanem comitatur fama Tirannum, / Te decus, & dempto gloria fine manet.
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XXIX.54; 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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