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 11/16 x 8 1/4 in. (17 x 21 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Purchase, Phyllis D. Massar Gift, 2011
Not on view
Two designs for funeral monuments to be placed onto a wall. The monument on the left is characterized by the effigies of a praying man and woman, placed in a niche. The monument on the right shows a kneeling man, dressed in a harnas. Behind him is Saint Paul. Below the image a Latin inscription is placed, made up out of six lines divided over two columns.
Signature: H. cock excude.
Inscription: IIANTABAIA / BIOY; MORS IANUA VITAE; H. cock excude.; Permiserit mos, ut sepulcra Caesarum, / regium que templorum pavimenta occupent. / His, qui minorum dij nocantur gentium / Non adeo clara e stirpe, nobilibus tamen / Huiusmodi monumenta templorum sacris / Affixa muris sat videri fas monet; 22