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Zacharias (father of John the Baptist), struck by dumbness, writes that his son should be known as John. Etching by F.A. Ludy after J.F. Overbeck.

Overbeck, Johann Friedrich, 1789-1869.


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Description

Bible. N.T. Luke 1.57-64. On the far right an old Jew sits holding a knife, preparing for the child's circumcision (which, like the naming, occurs eight days after birth)

Publication/Creation

Paris (29 Rue du Vieux-Colombier) : Alcan ; Düsseldorf : Verlag von August Wm. Schulgen ; Rome (Piazza di Spagna no. 55 e 56) : Gius. Spithöver.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 25.2 x 27.6 cm

Lettering

Joannes est nomen ejus. Fried. Overbeck inv.t. Fried. Ludy sculpt. Deposé

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 23550i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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