Artist Schelte Adams Bolswert, Dutch, 1586-1659
Artist after Anton van Dyck, Flemish, 1599-1641
Publisher Martinus van den Enden, Flemish
  • The Christ of the Sponge
Date 17th century
Medium engraving in green-black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 25 1/8 × 17 3/4 inches (63.8 × 45.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S162.50
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, below image, in Latin, bottom margin, lower left: S. a. Bolswert Sculp.
Inscribed, lower center: Cum privilegio Regis Subsign. Cools
Inscribed, lower right: Martinus vanden Enden excudit.
Inscribed, in plate, lower right of image: AVan Dijc.
Inscribed, in black ink, along the bottom edge of sheet, trimmed completely off and reattached with tape: No. 162 1/2. The Christ of the Sponge. Christ on the Cross commending his mother to the beloved Disciple. By - Scheltius Bolswert.
December 1894, Huneker sale (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. 10.