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Locrian Ajax (Ajax Locrien)

Artist:
Thomas de Leu (French 1560–1620)
Date:
n.d.
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 3/16 x 8 11/16 in. (31 x 22.1 cm) image: 9 5/16 x 7 1/2 in. (23.6 x 19.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.168
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate, above image, center: AIAX LOCRIEN. 757
Inscribed in plate, lower left corner: Anthoine Charon inventor. / Thomas de Leu Sculp.
Inscribed in plate, below image, left: Aiax que te sert-il d'opposer ta puissance / A la Diuine Essence? / Le mortel qui desire en estre le vainqueur / Droit estre humble de coeur.
Inscribed in plate, below image, right: Pour avoir evité & les flots & l'orage, / Tu n'en es pas plus sage; / Car voulant t'efforcer de faire à Dieu la loy, / Tu t'appuye au rocher qui tresbuche sur toy. / SSF
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
RD X.52.157
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