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Vanity

Artist:
Engraved by Enea Vico (Italian, Parma 1523–1567 Ferrara)
Date:
1545–50
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 3 1/16 x 3 3/16 in. (7.8 x 8.1 cm) trimmed just outside plate
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.97.365
Not on view
Inscription: Above R.: VANITAS. Below: SUM LEVIOR VENTIS TENUI QUOQ INANIOR UMBRA.
(VANITY. I am lighter than the breeze and more empty than a slender shadow)
B.XV.308.57;TIB.30.71.57
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