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Title plate from The Masquerades

Artist:
Workshop of Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Artist:
After Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Date:
1595–96
Medium:
Engraving; first state of three
Dimensions:
Plate: 9 7/16 x 6 9/16 in. (24 x 16.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.1229(1)
Not on view
Title plate to the Masquerades series with an architectural, tabernacle-shaped frame. In the center is a rectangular panel with inscriptions. Behind it the figure of Death is portrayed. He holds two masks in front of the faces of a man and woman who are flanking the central text panel.
Signature: IDGeijn.inventor et excud,

Inscription: 'IDGeijn.inventor et excud,'; 'i'
Hollstein VII.132.115; The New Hollstein (The de Gheyn Family, Part I) 243.160 i/iii
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