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[The parable of the prodigal son]

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Title
[The parable of the prodigal son]
Names
Galle, Philippe, 1537-1612 (Engraver)
Heemskerk, Martin van, 1498-1574 (Artist)
Galle, Théodore, 1571-1633 (Associated name)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Subjects

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1562
Place: Antwerp
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Gal P Par 1
Topics
Prodigal son (Parable)
Biblical dancing
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: P. Galle fe. ; M Hemskerck inuen.
Statement of responsibility: Lettered at bottom left: Theodor Galle excud.
Content: Legend in Latin at bottom: Pater illum nouis uestimentis induit, intulum, mactat, et simul letati sunt.
Title from the online catalog of the British Museum, London, which holds a copy of this print.
Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Acquisition: Purchase; Golden Legend.
Biographical/historical: This print is part of a series depicting different scenes from the story of the prodigal son. Philippe [also known as Philip, Philipp or Philips] Galle was a draughtsman, engraver, writer, publisher, and print dealer based in Antwerp. His son Theodor Galle was also an engraver, publisher, and print dealer. The Dutch painter Maarten van Heemskerck [there are many variant spellings of his name] made drawings for some six hundred prints. His subjects, frequently drawn from the Bible, displayed his flair for original compositions.
Physical Description
Engravings
Extent: 1 print : engraving, b&w ; 23 x 28 cm.
Description
Scene from the Biblical story of the prodigal son. In the foreground, a butcher prepares a carcass, possibly symbolizing the "fatted calf" of the parable's celebratory feast. In the middle ground at right, the prodigal son dances in a circle with his family, rejoicing in his return. They wear contemporary finery rather than biblical robes.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 771458871
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19477872
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 26e49050-fb29-0132-4db8-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1537: Creator Born
  • 1562: Issued
  • 1612: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[The parable of the prodigal son]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1562. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/91bbffb0-fb29-0132-f483-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "[The parable of the prodigal son]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/91bbffb0-fb29-0132-f483-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1562). [The parable of the prodigal son] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/91bbffb0-fb29-0132-f483-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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[The parable of the prodigal son]