A World Of Interpretations

  1. Gandini, Madonna and Child
  2. de Bry, Eleazar and Rebecca
  3. de Bry, The Venetian Ball
  4. Jamnitzer, Three Genii
  5. Saenredam, Paris and Oenone
  6. Muller, Johann Neyen
  7. Major, View of a River
  8. Elsheimer, Tobias
  9. van Sichem, The Musicians
  10. Cantagallina , Ship of Amerigo
  11. Ribera, The Poet
  12. Callot, Cap. Spessa Monti
  13. Callot, Vue du Pont Neuf
  14. van de Velde, Aer
  15. Schut, Martyrdom of St. George
  16. after van Dyck, Lucas van Uden
  17. Lorrain, Les Quatre Chèvres
  18. Franck, Soldiers Drinking
  19. Bosse, The Prodigal Son
  20. Mauperché, La Bergère Assise
  21. van Scheyndel, Peasant Woman
  22. Pérelle, Evening Landscape
  23. van den Steen, Saint Pepin
  24. Janssen, The Four Elements
  25. Matham, Phyllis
  26. Grimaldi, Landscape
  27. Grimaldi, Three Boats
  28. Rembrandt, Jan Cornelis Sylvius
  29. Rembrandt, The Flight into Egypt
  30. Rembrandt, Lieven van Coppenol
  31. Lievens, Jacques Gaultier
  32. Hollar, Caricature Head
  33. Attributed to Jan Fyt , Pigeons
  34. Della Bella, Le Reposoir du Saint Sacrement
  35. Della Bella, A Pikeman Standing
  36. van Ostade, Man and Woman
  37. van Ostade, The Singers
  38. Dubois, Extensive Landscape
  39. Carpioni, Madonna
  40. Chauveau, Timbalier et Trompette Turcs
  41. Faithorne, Thomas Mace
  42. Castiglione, The Nativity
  43. Master CpP, Apollo Flaying
  44. Stoop, Bridled Horse
  45. Berchem, The Rest
  46. Courtois, A Cavalry Battle
  47. Nanteuil, Godefroy-Maurice de la Tour d’Auvergne
  48. Nanteuil, Pierre Séguier
  49. van der Ulft, Aqueduct
  50. van der Ulft, Villa on a Hill
  51. Visscher, The Gypsy Woman
  52. Bega, The Family
  53. van Heemskerck, Peasants
  54. Thuenkel, Floral Ornaments
  55. van Somer, The Drinker Asleep
  56. Anonymous English, Faiths
  57. Meyer, Landscape with Trees

19. Abraham Bosse

The Prodigal Son Putting On Superb Vestments

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Bosse, The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son Putting On Superb Vestments

Engraving, from L’Enfant Prodigue (plate 5), Blum 1188 only state, 259 x 326 mm., ex collections: Alfred Morrison (Lugt 151); Cleveland Museum of Art – duplicate (L. 449c). Superb impression, still showing the guidelines for the text, on thin laid paper with a fragment of a watermark, trimmed on or along the platemark, which is visible in places on all sides and in fresh, unwashed condition. The scene occurs after the return of the prodigal in rags to his father’s house, where he is welcomed with joy and given splendid clothing to wear, while the fatted calf is slaughtered for a ceremonial dinner. The calf, already slaughtered, is pictured here in a tiny background detail at the right.