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Cœnotaphiorum (18)

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 1/4 in. (16.6 x 20.9 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Phyllis D. Massar Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.510.18
Not on view
Freestanding tomb characterized by telamons with the heads of bearded men. On top of the tomb the effigy of a deceased, naked man is visible. By his feet, a blank panel in a strapwork frame is placed. Below the image a Latin inscription is added, consisting of four lines divided over two columns.
Signature: H. Cock ex.

Inscription: H. Cock ex.; Hunc minus ingrati tumulum post fata dicanto / Quac maneant te sera) tibi PERENOTE, nepotes / Artibus omnigenis fautor quod summus, et idem / Illarum ante alios fueris doctissimus omnes.; 18

Marking: Watermark: Briquet 5847 (dolphin)
Vendor: Hill-Stone, Inc.
Hollstein XLVII, 132, #154
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