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New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Invention of Stirrups, plate 9

Artist:
Jan Collaert I (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1530–1581 Antwerp)
Artist:
After Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Netherlandish, Bruges 1523–1605 Florence)
Publisher:
Philips Galle (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1537–1612 Antwerp)
Date:
ca. 1600
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. (27 x 20 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1934
Accession Number:
34.30(10)
Not on view
Ninth plate from a print series entitled Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) consisting of a title page and 19 plates, engraved by Jan Collaert I, after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, and published by Philips Galle. Illustration of men making stirrups for horses in the workshop. On the left men carry stirrups out of the shop to give to a man on horseback. In the center a man dismounts his horse to receive a new pair of stirrups. On the right workers perform the diverse tasks of making horse stirrups, such as shaping and smoothing out the metal.
Inscription: Signature and address at bottom left: "Ioan. Stradanus inuent. (...) Ph[i]l[ip]s Galle excud."

Title and one line of Latin in margin: "STAPHAE, SIVE STAPEDES. / Pedes, humi vt, stetere equo, insidentium Cito leuati, vt ipsa scala subleuat."

At bottom left margin: "9."
Donor: Harris Brisbane Dick
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 19, 2011–January 8, 2012.

NH (Stradanus), part III, 331, i. p. 10
F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings, and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. 2008, cat. no. (Stradanus) III, 331, i., p. 10.



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