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The Trial by Weight, (painting)

Artist:
Herbsthoffer, Charles
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 155
Paris Exhibition, 1867, No. 742. A judicial test instituted in Holland by Charles V., with a view to deprive the inquisition of some of its victims. It consisted of weighing persons accused of witchcraft on a large town scale, in order to see if they possessed the requisite weight of a good and true Christian. [P. 28.]
Catalogue of Pictures, Statuary, and Bronzes in the Gallery of Joseph Harrison, Jr., Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. 1870.
Artist address: Presburg.
Topic:
History--Religion
History--Netherlands
Figure
Control number:
AECI 01750154
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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