Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cœnotaphiorum (15)

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 3/16 in. (16.7 x 20.8 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Phyllis D. Massar Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.510.15
Not on view
Freestanding funerary monument placed in an interior. On top of the tomb the effigy of a sleeping man is placed. Above his head there is a panel flanked by statues of wild men. The lower end of the tomb is characterized by a panel left blank and framed by strapwork decorations. A cloaked man is visible on the right side of the print, within an archway. Below the image a Latin inscription is added consisting of four lines, divided over two columns.
Signature: H. Cock ex.

Inscription: H. Cock ex.; Discite magnates sacris bene velle poetis / Sculptorum doctas dicite amare manus. / Si vestrum condi partier cum funere nomen / Non vultis quod ne fiat, ultrique dabunt.; 15
Vendor: Hill-Stone, Inc.
Hollstein XLVII, 131, #151
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