Willem van Swanenburg (Netherlandish, ca. 1581/82–1612)
After Joachim Wtewael (Netherlandish, Utrecht 1566–1638 Utrecht)
Pieter de Jode I (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1570–Antwerp 1634)
Sheet: 10 13/16 × 15 1/4 in. (27.4 × 38.8 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956
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: At center: THRONVS IVSTITÆ / HOC EST / de optimo judice tractatus / electrissimis quibusque exemplis iudiciarijs / aerie artificiosisisme pulcherrimeque / incisis illustratus At lower left: Ioach. Wttewael in. At lower right: P. de Iode ex.
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XXIX.49; 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