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The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, 1752

  • Thomas Major, English, 1715-1799
  • David Teniers the Younger, Flemish, 1610 - 1690

Etching and engraving in ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 19 7/8 × 24 1/2 inches (50.5 × 62.2 cm) Sheet: 20 7/8 × 25 3/4 inches (53 × 65.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: D. Teniers Pinxt. Inscribed, lower right: T. Major Sculpt: Inscribed, lower center: THE MIRACULOUS DRAFT OF FISHES. | Iohn Chap: XXI. Verse 4. & c. | To the most Revd. Father in God Thomas Lord Archbishop of Cantebury, Primate of all England & Metropolitan | This Print Engrav'd from a Capital Painting of David Teniers is most humbly Dedicated by his | Grace's most Dutiful & Obedient Servant Thos: Major | London sold by the Author Engraver to his R. H. the Prince of Wales at the Golden Head in West Street the upper end of St. Martins Lane. Inscribed, lower left: In the Collection of B. Cleeve Esqr: | 4 feet 6 inches Wide, 3 feet 5 1/2 inches high. Inscribed, lower right: Publish'd accordg: to Act of Parlt: April 1st. 1752. Inscribed, in pencil, verso: The calling of Peter | or miraculous draught of fishes | by T. Major after Teniers

July 1886, H. W. Lord. Mrs. James E. Scripps [Harriet J.]

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Smith, J. and Son. Catalogue Raisonne. London, 1829, vol. 3, p. 367.

Thomas Major; after David Teniers the Younger, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, 1752, etching and engraving in ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S724.