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Design for a Brooch with Two Heart-Shaped Pieces

Artist:
Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Liège 1528–1598 Frankfurt)
Date:
1580–1600
Medium:
Engraving and blackwork
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed): 3 3/8 × 1 1/16 in. (8.6 × 2.7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1968
Accession Number:
68.529.6
Not on view
Brooch design formed from two heart-shaped halves, one with a female mask in a whimple, the other with a putti mask. On a blackwork background. Trimmed from the top portion of a larger print with two buckles and a pendant.
Marking: On verso: Collector's mark of Charles-Frédéric Mewès (Lugt 4171)
Vendor: L'Art Ancien, Zurich, Switzerland
Hollstein IV.50.206
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