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The patriarch Asher milking a goat, men ploughing and sowing the fields, and the goddess Ceres holding a scythe; a cornucopia lies on the ground. Etching by D. Coornhert after M. van Heemskerck.

  • Heemskerk, Martin van, 1498-1574.
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[1550]
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30141i
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Credit: The patriarch Asher milking a goat, men ploughing and sowing the fields, and the goddess Ceres holding a scythe; a cornucopia lies on the ground. Etching by D. Coornhert after M. van Heemskerck. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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[The Netherlands?] : [publisher not identified], [1550]

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1 print : etching, with engraving ; sheet 21.5 x 27.5 cm

Lettering

Annonam populus Aser præbebit opimam, Instruet & largas r[e]gibus usque dapes. Van Aser comt vet broot ende sal noch daer beneuen, Den coninck ionstelick [?] veel leckere spiisen gheven. M. Heemskerck inventor. D. Cuerenhert fecit 1550

References note

Ilja M. Veldman and H.J. de Jonge, 'The sons of Jacob: The twelve patriarchs in sixteenth-century Netherlandish prints and popular literature, Simiolus, 1985, 15: 176-196 (this print p. 184)

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Wellcome Library no. 30141i

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  • Latin
  • Dutch


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