Balaam and the Ass, between 1600 and 1655

  • Herman van Swanevelt, Dutch, 1600-1655

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 9 × 12 1/4 inches (22.9 × 31.1 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S1137

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Religions and religious concepts
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Engravings
  • Figures (representations)
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Etching

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Stamp, verso: Scripps 1887 [added in ink to the stamp] (Lugt Suppl. 2357a)

Inscribed, in plate, upper right of image: H Swaneuelt [sic] Fecit Rom | K. Audran excudit

Provenance

Sept. 1887 , C. J. Meyer (Carlsbad). 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Herman van Swanevelt, Balaam and the Ass, between 1600 and 1655, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1137.