Elias in the Wilderness, from Six Landscape Subjects from the Old Testament

A work made of etching on paper.
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Date:

1650/60

Artist:

Antoni Waterlo
Dutch, 1609-1690

About this artwork

While historical documents record Antoni Waterlo as primarily a painter, today he is best known as a printmaker. Waterlo was considered a master at depicting trees, understanding their structures as some artists did the human skeleton. This print shows the prophet Elias alone near the river Jordan after his unpopular foretelling of an imminent drought forced him to leave the kingdom of Samaria. Ravens bring him bread and meat, fulfilling God’s promise to feed his faithful servant. The scene is hidden within the exuberant foliage of the wilderness.

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Artist

Anthonie Waterloo

Title

Elias in the Wilderness, from Six Landscape Subjects from the Old Testament

Origin

Holland

Date

Artist's working dates 1629–1690

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

293 x 250 mm (image); 295 x 253 mm (plate); 300 x 257 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

1924.511

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