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Print, Jan Cornelis Sylvius, Preacher

This is a Print. It was print maker: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn. It is dated 1646 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is etching, engraving and drypoint, with tone on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Leo Wallerstein. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Leo Wallerstein.

It is signed

Signed and dated in plate, upper center of background: "Rembrandt 1646"

It is inscribed

inscription: in plate, upper center of background: "Rembrandt 1646" inscription: in plate, on oval border of image, the inscription beginning at the top: "Spes mea Christys. Iohannes Cornelij Sylvius. Amstelodamo-bat: functus S S. Minist:a[n]os 45. et 6. merisia, In Frisia, in Tyemarum et Phirdgum a[n]os 4. In Balc et Harich unicum. In Minnertsgae a[n]os 4. Slotir a[n]os 2. In Hollandia a[n]os 28. et 6. menses, ibidemq[u]e obijt a[n]o 1638. 19. Novembr. natus a[n]os 74." inscription: in plate, below the image: "Cuius adorandum docuit Facundia Christum, / et populis veram pandit ad astra viam, / Talit erat Sylvi facies, audivimus illum / Amstelijs isto civibus ore loqui. / Hoc Frisijs precepta dedit; pietasq[u]e. severo / Relligioq[u]e. diu vindico tuta stetit. / Praeluxit, veneranda suis virtutibus, aetas. / Erudutq[u]e. ipsos fessa senecta viros. // Simplicitatis amans. fucum comtempsit honesti. / Nec sola voluit fronte placere bonis. / Sic statuit: Jesum vitae doceri / Rectius, et vocum fulmina posse minus. / Amstola, sis memor extincti, qui condidit urbem / Moribus, hanc ipso fulsijt ille Deo. // C. Barlaeus. // Haud amplius depredico illus dotes, / Quas aemulor, frustraque persequor verso. // P. S."

Cite this object as

Print, Jan Cornelis Sylvius, Preacher; Print Maker: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669); Netherlands; etching, engraving and drypoint, with tone on laid paper; Gift of Mrs. Leo Wallerstein; 1957-30-17

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