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Maker(s):Pontius, Paulus; Jordaens the elder, Jacob, after
Culture:Antwerp (1603-1658); Antwerp (1593-1678)
Title:Le Roi boit [The King Drinks]
Date Made:1639 or after?
Materials:Engraving, printed in black ink on paper
Place Made:Europe; Flanders; Antwerp
Measurements:Mat: 22 in x 28 in; 55.9 cm x 71.1 cm; Sheet: 19 5/16 in x 25 3/8 in; 49.1 cm x 64.5 cm; Plate: 15 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in; 40 cm x 59.1 cm; Image: 15 in x 23 in; 38.1 cm x 58.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: obverse: upp. ctr. of image (printed in black ink): NIL SIMILIUS INSANO QUAM EBRIUS; lwr. l. (printed in black ink): Iac. Iordaens pinxit/ cum privilegio; lwr. ctr. (printed in black ink): Diligentes in vino noli provocare: moltos enim exterminavit vinum. Ecclesias Cap. 31; lwr. r. (printed in black ink); Paul. Pontius / Fsculpsit.
Accession Number:  MH 2008.12
Credit Line:Purchase with the Jean C. Harris Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Black and white engraving depicting revellers at a feast, seated around a table headed by a bearded man wearing a crown who raises his cup with a jovial expression. Domestic architectural elements in background, open windw at right side of image.


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