Maarten de Vos

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Maarten de Vos
Samuel Anointing David: 1 Samuel 16:13
Pen and brown ink, gray-brown wash, with white opaque watercolor, on paper; incised with a stylus.
7 7/16 x 11 3/8 inches (189 x 289 mm)

Watermark: none.
Engraved in reverse by Aegidius Sadeler (ca. 1555-1609?) (Hollstein XXI, p. 8, no. 2). The instructions inscribed on the drawing were followed by the engraver, and except for the omission of the column and its heavy pedestal at the far left of the drawing, no other major alterations in De Vos's drawing were made.
Folio 1 from an album by de Vos with drawings illustrating the Life of David and Subjects from the New Testament. Also see record for album as a whole.


Inscribed at lower left within scroll, probably in the artist's hand, in brown ink, "desen brief oft rolle suldy wt / laten en[de] maken pavement"; at center within scroll, "dese spatie sal ick ledich regte (?) / blijven om lettern te setten".

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Sadeler, Aegidius, approximately 1555-1609? engraver.


Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 104, no. 220, repr.

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