Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Composita, 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 three (Hollstein)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 11/16 × 10 9/16 in. (22 × 26.9 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.2597(2)
Not on view
The Composite order, representing the age until the year 16; from a series with the six ages of man shown as the the architectural orders.
Inscription: at bottom left of center: Usq[ue] an 16.
on plaque at center of bottom margin: .I. / COMPOSITA ;
in bottom margin, at left and right: En genus humanu Deus et Natura creatrix / Mollibus e cunis, grauidaq[ue] parentis ab aluo // Ducit ad œrumnas his mollibus educat vmbris / Illos fortuna iubet incusare potentem.
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XLVIII.89.436 i/iii; Alvin (Wierix) 298.1493
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