Lambert Lombard   / Jan Collaert I

Christ washing the feet of His apostles - Ca. 1560

Lambert Lombard                  Jan Collaert I             Jacque Carpentier              Hugo Allardt 



Designed by:
Lambert Lombard ( c.1505/6 - 1566)
Painter and antiquarian. Born and worked Liège; in Italy 1537-1538 with Cardinal Pole. Numerous pupils, including Frans Floris and Willem Key. Brother-in-law of Suavius.

Engraved by:
Jan Collaert I (1525/30 - 1580)
Also Called Hans Collaert the Elder. Engraver and publisher, probably born in Brussels, active as designer and cartoon painter of tapestries. Established himself in Antwerp between 1560-1563; father of Adriaen and Jan Collaert II


Hollstein 11 (after Lombard)
BM inventory number: 1949,0709.226

Publishers addresses:
Jacque Carpentier ( fl. 1600)
Hugo Allardt ( 1627 - 1684)

Measures 35,50 by 52,50 cm. Plate larger then the sheet. Margins top and bottom, trimmed on image borderline at left and inside the image at right.

Christ washing the feet of His apostles [John 13:1-20]; Christ, wearing an apron, kneels and washes the foot of an apostle seated on a stool; the other apostles, mostly seated, cross their legs and take of their shoes; in the foreground at left two robed figures, half-length, observe the scene and a dog slumbers on the paved floor; a late reworked state after Cock's edition. c.1557/64

Inscription Content: Lettered on the cartouche in three lines "OMNIUM DOMINUS ... EXEMPLUM". On a plaque against the far wall four lines dedicatory text "REVERENDISS .... D. ROBERTO / A BERGIS ... LOSS". With "Jacques Carpentier excudit" and added at a different time "Hugo Allardt excudit"

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