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The Unfaithful Prophet of Judah, from Six Large Upright Landscapes with Scenes from the Old Testament

A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Anthonie Waterloo
Dutch, 1609-1690

About this artwork

Although Anthonie Waterloo made several hundred landscape drawings and etchings, his principal vocation was that of a print dealer. This brought him into contact with works by Dutch landscape artists such as Roelant Roghman and Jacob van Ruisdael, both of whom influenced his own art.
The trees in this print, executed with a realism that indicates they were sketched out of doors, foreground a scene from the biblical book 1 Kings. The story tells of an old prophet who tricks a clergyman into doubting God. A lion kills the clergyman, but instead of eating him, the beast guards his body. The old prophet, repentant for the role he played in the man’s death, brings his body back on a donkey and gives the clergyman a proper burial.

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Artist

Anthonie Waterloo

Title

The Unfaithful Prophet of Judah, from Six Large Upright Landscapes with Scenes from the Old Testament

Origin

Holland

Date

Made 1650–1660

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

301 x 257 mm

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

1924.514

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