Prodigal Son, 1596

  • Jacques de Gheyn II, Netherlandish, 1565-1629
  • Karel van Mander, Netherlandish, 1548-1606

Engraving in ink on two sheets of laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within platemark): 16 3/8 × 26 1/4 inches (41.6 × 66.7 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


Signed, in plate, lower left center of image: NMandere inven, Iacobus de geijn Sculptor et excu Signed, at the end of four line dedication in plate, lower left of image: Iacobus de Geijn Sculptor | dedicanit | Anno S. CIC IC XC VI [the second and third C are reversed]

Inscribed, in latin, eight lines, in plate below image. Inscribed, in pencil, verso, French notations.

May 1885, (H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, USA). Mrs. James E. Scripps [Harriet J.]

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

From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 2020, p. 2 (fig. 2 ill.), p. 11.

Jacques de Gheyn II; after Karel van Mander, Prodigal Son, 1596, engraving in ink on two sheets of laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S512.