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Insects and the Head of a Wind God

Artist:
Joris Hoefnagel (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1542–1601 Vienna)
Date:
ca. 1590–1600
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, colored washes, gold paint, on vellum
Dimensions:
4 3/4 x 6 13/16 in. (12 x 17.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Darwin Morse, 1963
Accession Number:
63.200.4
Not on view
Inscription: In cartouche: at top, inscribed "ATER"; at bottom, inscribed "Qüi ponis nübem / ascensum Tüüm q.../ ambulas süper pen / nas Venio-u / ps:103:"
Mrs. Darwin S. Morse; Donor: Mrs. Darwin S. Morse
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague," November 3, 2014–February 1, 2015.

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Fritz Koreny, Vienna, Austria Albrecht Dürer und die Tier-und Pflanzstudien der Renaissance. Ex. cat., April 30-June 30. Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Munich, 1985, cat. no. 39.1, ill.

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