The Nativity

Pieter de Jode I, Flemish, 1570 - 1634
after Bartolomeus Spranger, Flemish, 1546 - 1611


about 1600

Engraving on wove paper

Sheet: 9 1/4 × 6 5/8 in. (23.5 × 16.9 cm)

Mount: 10 13/16 × 7 13/16 in. (27.4 × 19.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Awards Fund



Place Made: Belgium, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in plate, lower left: B. Spranger; inscribed, in plate, lower left: Et Soror, et mater, et Regis filia nati, / Qui mare cum terris, lucid aqi astra regit.; inscribed, in plate, lower right: Infantem puerum nutu compellat amico, / Ridentesq's iocos, verbaqs blanda serit. / F.E.


Hill-Stone, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2005.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hollstein 60, only state

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