© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
M24986
People
Jacob Matham, Dutch (Haarlem, Netherlands 1571 - 1631 Haarlem, Netherlands)
After Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch (Gorinchem, Netherlands c. 1566 - 1651 Utrecht, Netherlands)
Title
Adoration of the Shepherds
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1600
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
plate: 22.5 x 28.7 cm (8 7/8 x 11 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: JMatham sculp
  • watermark: paper: eagle with three pendant balls
  • inscription: design area, foreground, first step, printer's ink, engraved, Latin: attribution of agents in the print's production: Abrahamus Bloemaert. Inventor. / JMatham. sculp. Hh [Hendrik Hondius] excud.
  • legend: lower margin, printer's ink, engraved, Latin: Latin verses in script calligraphy, bounded at left and right and separated in the center by the words in black-letter: Jacques / Rabet / Divulg

    O ter etó quoties quis fando expresserit unquam / Virginii illius felicia munere partus, / Quoreparata salus redÿt mortalibus agris, / Et nova cum terris inierunt foedera coeli.
    Tu nostri generis vindex, tu sanguinis autor / CHRISTE Deus, ter magne Puer, pia votatuorum / Suscripe, et e cunis placido specta ore clientes / Tuos[?] Parens virgo nostri nec desere curam. SS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii/iii
Standard Reference Number
H. 34
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift in honor of Maida S. and George S. Abrams
Accession Year
2001
Object Number
M24986
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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