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Whales Stranding at Ter Heyde
Whales Stranding at Ter Heyde
Artist:
Date:
1577
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Plate: 222 x 305 mm (8 3/4 x 12 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (deaccessoned duplicate impression); R.E. Lewis & Daughter

Accession Number:
1971.29.6
Acquisition Date:
1971-01-01
Credit Line:

Museum Purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund

Exhibition History:

CPLH, Animals Real and Imagined, Nov 21, 1981 - Feb 7, 1982.
Artful Animals (part 2)
Legion of Honor, April 30-October 13, 2013
de Young, Rembrandt: Selected Prints and Drawings, 20 Nov 1982 - 21 Feb 1983.

On a beach lie three suffering or dead whales, leviathans, or sea monsters. More whales head through the waves to the shore. Men rush inland or observe. Sea village, thatched roofs, ships, boats, birds, shells, fence of stakes, sand, inscription in Dutch and Flemish describing the natural disaster, Ter heyden in Holland.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”