Collection

Jan Saenredam
Dutch, 1565-1607
after: Abraham Bloemaert
Dutch, 1566-1651

The Prodigal Son Reduced to a Swineherd, Nd
Engraving on paper
Museum purchase
1984.20
Period: 16th c
Classification: Print
Dimensions: Sheet: 17 1/8 x 25 1/16 in. (43.5 x 63.66 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Signed (in plate, LR): Saenredam Scup. et excubebat
Inscribed (in plate, LR): A. Blomaert inue.; (along bottom edge): Qui modo Gratus Baccbogz maderet / Prodigus, et lentos luxu irritaret amores, / Nudus opum, et lacera male tectus membra lacerna / Languida degeneri traxit versigia gressu / (Suasit enim importuna fames) ad tecta coloni: / Illum suppliciter plovantem acmulta precantem / Villicus excipens, digito indice pascere stantes / Imperat, immundum pecus, ad prasepia porcos. / Ille imbians rabidi solvit ieiunia ventris / Immersasqz sero filiquas avidae ingerit alvo / GTSScheuelius
Catalogue Raisonné: Bartsch 25; Hollstein 27
Published References v
Susan Donahue Kuretsky, Time and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art (Poughkeepsie, New York, FLLAC, 2005), p. 147
Exhibition History v
Poughkeepsie, New York, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, "Time and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art", April 8-June 19 2005. catalog no. 17 Poughkeepsie, NY, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, "Master Class: Northern European Art 1500-1700 from the Permanent Collection," April 27-September 2, 2018.
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