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Ahab Rending His Clothes Upon Hearing Elijah's Curse
  • Philip Galle
    1537–1612
    born: Haarlem, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
    Maerten van Heemskerck
    1498–1574
    Hieronymus Cock, publisher
    circa 1510–1570
    born: Antwerp, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
  • Ahab Rending His Clothes Upon Hearing Elijah's Curse, circa 1561
  • The Story of Ahab, Jezebel and Naboth (Plate 5)
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: ivory chain laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 203 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 221 x 272 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 x 9 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 11/16 x 10 11/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund and Spencer Museum of Art Restricted Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0011.05
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Description
Catalogue raisonné

Two male figures placed centrally, standing outside, figure on left is wearing a crown and holding a rod. Other male figures in armour are in background; exterior of buildings seen in top left quadrant in background.