Lucas van Doetecum [Doetechumnaar] (active 1554-1572) after Gerard Groenning (active 1550-1599)
"Christ driving the money changers from the temple"
Published Antwerp circa 1572
Etching with engraving
On laid paper
Dimensions: 20 cm x 28.5 cm (trimmed to the image)
Lettered beneath the image "Domus Mea Domus Orationis Vocabitur vos autem fecistis eam speluncam latronum" and "Math.21". Numbering "12" expunged lower left.
A colonnaded building with various figures, the Arc of the Covenant beneath a baldachin or canopy in the background. An illustraton to the passage in Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 21 Verses 12-13, where Christ enters the Temple in Jerusalem and confronts the merchants and money changers overturning their tables and driving them out with the words "my house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers".
New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) / The New Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts 1450-1700 (628.I)
See BM 1928,1212.30
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