Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Christ Carrying the Cross, from Thronus Justitiae, tredecim pulcherrimus tabulis..., plate 4

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 1/2 × 15 3/16 in. (29.2 × 38.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.597.40(6)
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 right: CSwaneb: Sculp: / CVSichem editore / JWtewael inuentor.
At lower left: IIII
At lower left: Aspice crudeles poenas & dira luentem / Supplicia, humanas qui sperauit opes / Uni odrijsque viro furisq atrocibus instat / Effera gens, quondam grex populusque Dei.
At center: Luce. 23 / Math. 27.
At lower right: Dum Pilate times terreni Principis jram / Non metuis summi ius temerare Dei. / Si tamen haud aliter potuit Patris ira piari, / Pœna fuit tanti tale subisse iugum.
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XXIX.53; 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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