Death of Saul, no date

  • Italian
  • Antonio Tempesta, Italian, 1555 - 1630

Etching and engraving in ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Sheet (trimmed within platemark): 7 7/8 × 11 inches (20 × 27.9 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Italian
  • Soldiers
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Hills
  • Figures (representations)
  • Engraving (print)
  • Etching
  • Italy
  • Horses

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, lower left of image, in plate, Tempesta's monogram.

Inscribed, in plate, lower right of image: 18 Inscribed, in plate, center bottom margin: SALV POST CLADEMETNE CEM | FILIOR SIBI MORTE CONSCIVIT Inscribed, two line Latin inscription in plate at lower left and right. Inscribed, in brown ink, verso: W


December 1885, M. Bruckner. Mrs. James E. Scripps [Harriet J.]; 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Bartsch XVII. p 130, no. 253.

Rights Status

Italian; after Antonio Tempesta, Death of Saul, no date, etching and engraving in ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1141.