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Creator:
Print made by Prince Rupert, 1619–1682, British
after Jusepe de Ribera, ca. 1591–1652, Italian
Title:

The Great Executioner

Date:
1658
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 25 1/8 × 17 1/2 inches (63.8 × 44.5 cm) and Image: 23 7/8 × 17 3/8 inches (60.6 × 44.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Sp In RuPoP FECIT"; lettered, lower right: "FRA[?]CO[F]URTI ANO 1658 M. APR"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.23
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
execution | executioner | head | holding | martyr | New Testament | reed | religious and mythological subject | sword | the beheading of John the Baptist | the cross ~ symbols of Christ
Associated People:
St. John the Baptist
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21910
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