Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cœnotaphiorum (14)

Artist:
Hans Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, Leeuwarden 1527–1606 (?) Antwerp (?))
Artist:
Engraved by Johannes van Doetecum the elder (Netherlandish, active 1554–ca. 1600, died 1605)
Artist:
Engraved by Lucas van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–72, died before 1589)
Publisher:
Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1510–1570 Antwerp)
Date:
1563
Medium:
Etching; first state of four
Dimensions:
sheet: 6 9/16 x 8 15/16 in. (16.7 x 22.7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Phyllis D. Massar Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.510.14
Not on view
Funerary monument shaped like a tomb, consisting of three vertical tiers. The middle tier is characterized by four blank coats of arms. On top of the tomb, on the right side, another coat of arms is placed, decorated with a helmet and acanthus leaves. Below the image a Latin inscription is added consisting of four lines, divided over two columns.
Signature: H. Cock ex.

Inscription: H. Cock ex.; Hic unus ducibus tumulus sacer omnibus esto, / (Quando suus tribui non bene cuiq; potest) / Quos Itala, aut Germana, aut Gallica, Iberave tellus / Aut patrum, aut nostro tempore cunque dedit.; 14

Marking: Watermark: Briquet 5847 (dolphin)
Vendor: Hill-Stone, Inc.
Hollstein XLVII, 131, # 150
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