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The Prophet Joel


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Title

The Prophet Joel

Artist

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564)

Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, 1520-1582)

Date

1570/1579

Period

Late Renaissance (mid-late 16th century)

Medium

engraving

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 22 1/8 in x 16 7/8 in; sheet: 22 11/16 in x 17 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature/maker's mark: Somewhat similar to Boorsch/Lewis watermark no. 21, p.218. Fleur-de-lis inside double circle bisected vertically by a single line with a "B" at the top and an arrow pointing downward at the bottom. (The watermark is oriented sideways on the support). See drawing in Doccument File.

inscription: Inscribed in the plate on a tablet below Joel's feet "IOEL"; on the sphere beneath the standing figure ".G.MF.1540/Nic. van aelst for."

signature/maker's mark: none

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

Italian

Credit Line

Gift of Peter and Linda Parshall

Accession Number

2001.79.6

Copyright

public domain

Terms

engraving

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

prophets

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