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The Expulsion of Herod: 4102

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Titles

The Expulsion of Herod

Maker(s)

Maccari, Leopoldo (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

From the University Purchase Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 540 mm
Width: 1013 mm

Relative size of this object

101.3 m54 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1875) by The Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate

School or Style

Italian Sienese School

Materials used in production

Black ink
Black wash
Pinkish-brown wash
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink over graphite, with black and pinkish-brown wash on lightly squared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IN REGIONE GAMALICA HERODES AB ARETA SOCERO SUPERATUR: QUIBUS / DAM AUTEM IUDÆORUM VIDEBATUR IDEO PERIISSE HERODIS EXERCITUM QUOD / IN EUM SATIS IUSTE INDIGNATIO DIVINA COMMOTA SIT PRO VINDICATA IOHANNIS / QUI VOCABATUR BAPTISTA . HUNC EN HERODES OCCIDIT VIRUM VALDE BONUM / QUI PRÆCIPIEBAT IUDÆIS VIRTUTI OPERAM DARE, IUSTITIAM COLERE, IN DEUM / SERVARE PIETATEM . ET PER BAPTISMUM IN UNUM COIRE . TUM DEMUM . ENIM / BAPYISMUM ACCEPTABILE FORE . SI NON SOLUM AD ABLUENDA PECCATA SUMA= / TUR VERUM ETIAM AD CASTIMONIAM CORPORIS . AD ANIMÆ IUSTITIAM PURIF= / ICATIONEMQ: SERVETUR OMNIUMQ: PARITER VIRTUTUM VELUT SIGNACULUM / ET CUSTODIA QUÆDAM FIDELIS HABEATUR . CUMQ: AB EO PRÆCEPTA HUIUS= / MODI DOCERENTUR ATQ: AD AUDIENDUM EUM QUAM PLURIM MULTITUDO / CONCURRERET VERITUS . HERODES NE FORTE DOCTRINÆ . EIUS PERSUASIONE / POPULI A SUO REGNO DISCEDERENT VIDEBAT ENI . QUOD PRECEPTIS EIUS AC / MONITIS PARATA ESSET PLEBS IN OMNIBUS OBEDIRE MELIUS CREDIDIT PRIUS QUAM / NOVI ALIQUID FIERET PERVENIRE HOMINEM NECE , QUAM POST MODUM TUEBATUS / REBUS SERAM POENITUDINEM GERERE . EX SOLA IGITUR SUSPICIONE HERODIS VINCTUS / IN CASTELLUM MACHÆRUNTA DUCITUR IOHANNES BAPTISTA IBIQUE OBTRUNCATUR / FLAVII JOSEPHI IUDEI ANTIQUITATES IUDAICÆ LIB:XVIII CAP . X
  • Location: On a tablet, above, centre left
  • Method of creation: Black ink

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 4102
Primary reference Number: 37576
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "The Expulsion of Herod" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/37576 Accessed: 2022-07-01 06:38:55

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