Frieze with a Bearded Mask Wearing a Headdress of Tendrils and Strapwork
Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Liège 1528–1598 Frankfurt)
Sheet: 1 9/16 × 6 7/16 in. (3.9 × 16.4 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Not on view
Frieze with a bearded mask at center with cornucopias and two flowers growing from his mouth. Above, an ornate headdress composed of tendrils, flowers, and the spirals formed from surrounding strapwork. Two squirrels playing horns perch on either side of the mask . From a series of four plates.
Inscription: At bottom center: T B
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.