Old Testament Illustrations Cut from Dutch Taferelen
Twenty-five Old Testament illustrations in this section are two inches square. Each has been cut out from a famous three-volume Biblical commentary published Pieter de Hondt in the Netherlands in 1728: Taferelen der voornaamste geschiedenissen van het Oude en Nieuwe Testament (Scenes from the Principal Histories of the Old and New Testaments). The subtitle indicates that the images had been “drawn by the renowned artists Hoet, Houbraken, and Picart, and engraved in copper by the best masters” (fig. 1).