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Title plate, from The Life of Man (Theatrum Vitæ Humanæ)

Series/Portfolio:
The Life of Man (Theatrum Vitæ Humanæ)
Artist:
Hieronymus (Jerome) Wierix (Netherlandish, ca. 1553–1619 Antwerp)
Artist:
after Hans Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, Leeuwarden 1527–1606 (?) Antwerp (?))
Publisher:
Pieter Balten (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1526/27–1584 Antwerp)
Published in:
Antwerp
Date:
1577
Medium:
Engraving; first state of four (Hollstein)
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed): 7 3/8 × 10 1/2 in. (18.8 × 26.7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.2597(1)
Not on view
From a series with the six ages of man shown as the the architectural orders.
Inscription: on plaque at center: THEATRVM VITÆ / HUMANE. / ÆNEISTABVLIS PER IOA PHRYS. / EXARATVM // Ter binos deciesq[ue] nouem Superexit in annos. / Justa senescentum quos implet vita virorum;
on plaque at bottom center: Excude Petrus Balt Antwerp / 1577;
at top left: Hemerobius
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XLVIII.88.435 i/iv (lacking text at bottom); Alvin (Wierix) 298.1492
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