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Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509 or 1517-1591 Antwerp): The Last Judgement

North Italian Illuminated Manuscript / Italian Old Master Drawings: An Overview / Italian School, 16th-Century Drawings
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Raphael / Giulio Romano / Perino del Vaga / Marcantonio Raimondi / Parmigianino
Titian (after) / Andrea Schiavone / Tintoretto / Veronese / Taddeo Zuccaro / Federico Zuccaro / Alessandro Casolani
Jacopo Palma il Giovane / Cherubino Alberti / Luca Cambiaso / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci

Italian School, 17th-Century Drawings / Bolognese School / Giovanni Baglione / Matteo Rosselli / Ercole Bazzicaluva
Baldassare Franceschini called Il Volterrano / Pier Francesco Mazzuccelli, il Morazzone / Odoardo Fialetti / Simone Cantarini
Domenichino / Francesco Albani / Giovanni Lanfranco / Guercino / Pier Francesco Mola / Antonio Busca

Italian School Printmakers, 15th-17th Centuries: Venetian School, c. 1497 / Raphael School / Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
Marcantonio Raimondi / The Master of the Die / Anea Vico / Agostino Veneziano / Nicholas Beatrizet
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Giulio Bonasone / Giovanni Battista Franco /Girolamo Fagiuoli / Cherubino Alberti
Titian (after) / Tintoretto (after) / Parmigianino / Giorgio Ghisi / Diana Scultori / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci
Agostino Carracci / Simone Cantarini / Elisabetta Sirani / Gerolamo Scarsello

Netherlandish School, 15th-17th-Century Drawings / Flemish School, 17th-Century
Bernaert van Orley / Lucas van Leyden / Maarten de Vos / Jan Baptiste de Wael / Abraham Bloemaert
Peter Paul Rubens / Philipp Sadeler / Nicolaes Maes / Rembrandt School

Netherlandish Printmakers 16th-17th Centuries: Lucas van Leyden, Maarten van Heemskerck, Cornelis Cort
Philips Galle, Abraham de Bruyn, Hans (Jan) Collaert, Adriaen Collaert, Karel de Mallery, Theodore Galle, Hendrik Goltzius
Julius Goltzius, Gerard de Jode, Jacob Matham, Jan Sanraedam, Maarten de Vos, Jan Sadeler, Aegidius Sadeler, Raphael Sadeler
Crispin de Passe, Magdalena de Passe, Wierix Brothers, Rembrandt, Rembrandt School, Jan Lievens, Jan Joris van Vliet,
Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck

German Drawings: Hans Sebald Beham / Virgil Solis / Hans von Aachen / Joseph Heinrich Roos
German 16th century printmakers: Heinrich Aldegrever, Jost Amman, Hans Sebald Beham, Hans Brosamer, Hans Burgkmair,
Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Durer, Albrecht Durer (After), Hans Holbein (After), Hopfer Brothers, Georg Pencz, Hans Schäufelein,
Virgil Solis, Wolfgang Stuber

French Drawings: Charles de La Fosse / Etienne Parrocel / François Boucher / Jean-François de Neufforge / Mouricault
French printmakers: Etienne Delaune / Rene Boyvin /Thomas de Leu / Jean Cousin the Younger / Jacques Callot
Abraham Bosse / Sebastien Bourdon / Claude Gelle "le Lorraine" / Jean LePautre
Claudine Bouzonnet Stella / Antonette Bouzonnet Stella / Gabriel Perelle

19th-Century Drawings / 20th-Century Drawings
Gerard de Jode was an engraver, mapmaker, and publisher. Born in the northern Netherlands, we was active in Antwerp, the center of the print publishing industry until the Spanish Sack of Antwerp (November 1576, when many artists and publishers relocated out of fear, apparently not including de Jode). He was admitted to the Guild of St. Luke (the artists' guild) in Antwerp in 1547, became a citizen in 1549, and secured a license to publish prints in 1551 (his first dated print was published in 1560, but most prints were not dated, so this doesn't necessarily tell us anything about his activities. From the inscriptions on his prints, however, we do know that he engraved and published prints after Maerten de Vos, Crispin van den Broeck, Hendrik Goltzius, Maarten van Heemskerk, Michelangelo, and Titian. His most important publications were the Thesaurus veteri testamenti and the Novi Testamenti, in templo gestorum icones tredecim elegantissiimi ac ornamenti (Antwerp, 1585), containing over 300 engravings by different artists (including Jan Wierix, Harman Jansz. Muller, Adriaen Collaert, and Jan Sadeler) dating from 1575 to 1585 arranged according to the sequence of books of the Bible. According to the British Museum, the plates date to c. 1580. The first plate (depicting the Last Judgment) identifies G. de Jode as publisher ("G. d Jode excudebat"); plates 1, 2, 5, and 8 identify Maerten de Vos as the designer. If de Jode is not the engraver, we have no indication who might have been.

Select Bibliography: Christine van Mulders, The Dictionary of Art (Oxford University Press, 1996), vol. 17, p. 598 and James Clifton & Walter S. Melion, Scripture for the Eyes: Bible Illustration in Netherlandish Prints of the Sixteenth Century (NY: Museum of Biblical Art, 2009).
The plates illustrate Matthew 25: 31-46: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?' And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.' And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509 or 1517-1591 Antwerp), The Last Judgment (New Holl. de Vos 621 i/ii). Engraving after Maerten de Vos, c. 1580-82. Very good impression on laid paper trimmed on or within the borders showing Jesus seated on a globe surrounded by the Virgin and many saints with a rising sun's rays illuminating him from the rear. Inscribed lower right: "M. de Vos inuentor" and in the lower right text block: G. de Jode Excudebat. Image size: 207x242mm.
Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509 or 1517-1591 Antwerp), The Last Judgment (New Holl. de Vos 621 ii/ii). Engraving after Maerten de Vos, c. 1580. Very good impression on laid paper with large margins showing Jesus seated on a globe surrounded by the Virgin and many saints with a rising sun's rays illuminating him from the rear. Inscribed lower right: "M. de Vos inuentor" and in the lower right text block: CIVisscher Excudebat. Image size: 210x245mm.
Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509 or 1517-1591 Antwerp), Feeding the hungry (New Holl. de Vos 622 ii/ii). Engraving after Maerten de Vos, c. 1580. Very good impression on laid paper with large margins from the 17th-century Visscher edition. Jesus appears at left as an observer. Image size: 192x260mm.
Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509 or 1517-1591 Antwerp), Giving the thirsty drink (New Holl. de Vos 623 ii/ii). Engraving after Maerten de Vos, c. 1580. Very good impression on laid paper with large margins from the 17th-century Visscher edition. Jesus appears center-right blessing the child running toward him. as an observer. Inscribed "M. de Vos inuen" in the lower right text block. Image size: 200x248mm.
Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509 or 1517-1591 Antwerp), Sheltering Strangers (New Holl. de Vos 624 ii/ii). Engraving after Maerten de Vos, c. 1580. Very good impression on laid paper with large margins from the 17th-century Visscher edition. Jesus appears center-right apparently praying. Image size: 200x246mm.
Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509 or 1517-1591 Antwerp), Clothing the naked (New Holl. de Vos 625 ii/ii). Engraving after Maerten de Vos, c. 1580. Very good impression on laid paper with large margins from the 17th-century Visscher edition. Jesus appears at center blessing the woman clothing the nude woman and seeming to make eye-contact with Jesus. Inscribed "M. de Vos inuen" in the lower right text block. Image size: 200x246mm.
Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509 or 1517-1591 Antwerp), Visiting the sick (New Holl. de Vos 626 ii/ii). Engraving after Maerten de Vos, c. 1580. Very good impression on laid paper with large margins from the 17th-century Visscher edition. Jesus appears center-left with a concerned look on his face for the condition of the elderly man at left. Image size: 200x246mm.
Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509 or 1517-1591 Antwerp), Visiting prisoners (New Holl. de Vos 627 ii/ii). Engraving after Maerten de Vos, c. 1580. Very good impression on laid paper with large margins from the 17th-century Visscher edition. Jesus appears at left consoling the praying prisoner and showing him the entry at right of two men who may be there to secure his release. Image size: 199x241mm.
Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509 or 1517-1591 Antwerp), Burying the dead (New Holl. de Vos 628 ii/ii). Engraving after Maerten de Vos, c. 1580. Very good impression on laid paper with large margins from the 17th-century Visscher edition. We see Tobit and his companions in Nineveh. The Latin text from Tobit 2:4 tells of Tobit's attempts to live a righteous life. The work shows him carrying a murdered man for burial. Jesus appears at left blessing the dead man Tobit is lowering into the grave. Inscribed "M. de. Vos inuentor" center of the text block. Image size: 219x247mm.

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