Hans Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, Leeuwarden 1527–1606 (?) Antwerp (?))
Engraved by Johannes van Doetecum the elder (Netherlandish, active 1554–ca. 1600, died 1605)
Engraved by Lucas van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–72, died before 1589)
Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1510–1570 Antwerp)
Etching; first state of four
sheet: 6 9/16 x 8 3/16 in. (16.7 x 20.8 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Purchase, Phyllis D. Massar Gift, 2011
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