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Sardanapal in the Bath

Artist:
Johann Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Strasbourg 1561–1623 Bad Schwalbach)
Artist:
after Crispijn de Passe the Elder (Netherlandish, Arnemuiden 1564–1637 Utrecht)
Artist:
after Maerten de Vos (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1532–1603 Antwerp)
Date:
1576–1623
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 1/2 × 2 9/16 in. (6.4 × 6.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.5787
Not on view
A scene with the bearded figure of Sardanapal, the Assyrian king, in a bath at center, surrounded by six attending slaves. The scene is framed by a circular ornamental frieze with pairs of animals and groupings of fruit. Copied from a rectangular print by Crispijn de Passe I (Hollstein XV.142.119), after a drawing by Maerten de Vos.
Inscription: At lower left and right: IOHAN THEODORE / DE BRY EXCUDEBAT
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
SKB 920; Hollstein IV.36.29; Guilmard pl. 132
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