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Two Genii with a Skull and Grasshoppers

Artist:
Nicolaes de Bruyn (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1571–1656 Rotterdam)
Publisher:
Frederick de Wit (Dutch, 1629/30–1706)
Date:
1594
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 × 3 1/4 in. (5.1 × 8.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.1165(4)
Not on view
Two putti reclining inwards, leaning on a skull at center. Above, an ornament with a putto mask, flanked by two grasshoppers. In upper left and right corners, vases with flowers. From a series of six plates.
Inscription: At lower right: 6 / N DE B 1594
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein IV.25.268-273; NH.part 2.305.405; Wurzbach I.218.72
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