Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Design for Knife Handles with the Death of Lucretia and Grotesques

Artist:
Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Liège 1528–1598 Frankfurt)
Date:
1580–1600
Medium:
Engraving and blackwork
Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 1/2 × 2 9/16 in. (8.9 × 6.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.11.11
Not on view
Design for a knife handle with the death of Lucretia on the design at left, contained in an oval surrounded by grotesque blackwork background, with two owls flanking a mask under a canopy below. On the right design, a half-length female figure with a headdress under a canopy, with a candelabrum with decorative dolphins below.
Inscription: At bottom: T B

Marking: On verso: Collector's mark of Paul Davidsohn (Lugt 654)
Paul Davidsohn; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
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