Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Alms-giving: a woman with pearl headdress and halo hands bread to two male beggars, one bearded and the other a child, a portal showing a maidservant in a domestic interior beyond, from the series 'Christian Virtues' after Maerten de Vos

Series/Portfolio:
Christian Virtues
Artist:
Raphael Sadeler I (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1560–1628 Venice (?))
Artist:
After Maerten de Vos (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1532–1603 Antwerp)
Date:
1589
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 3/16 x 6 9/16 in. (23.4 x 16.6 cm)
plate: 8 1/4 x 5 9/16 in. (21 x 14.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.698
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered with title in upper margin: 'ELEEMOSYNA.' Signed within image above bottom margin: 'M. de Vos in. / R. Sadeler fecit. 1589.' Lettered in bottom margin: 'Qui fuerit bonus in miseros ... lampadis instar erit.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Hollstein XLIV.235.1179
F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. vols. 1-64, Amsterdam, 1954–2010.

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