Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Triumph of War, from The Cycle of the Vicissitudes of Human Affairs, plate 5

Series/Portfolio:
The Cycle of the Vicissitudes of Human Affairs
Artist:
Cornelis Cort (Netherlandish, Hoorn ca. 1533–1578 Rome)
Artist:
After Maarten van Heemskerck (Netherlandish, Heemskerck 1498–1574 Haarlem)
Publisher:
Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1510–1570 Antwerp)
Date:
1564
Medium:
Engraving; first state of two (New Hollstein)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/8 × 11 5/8 in. (22.5 × 29.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.2371(5)
Not on view
Inscription: Bottom left: MARTINUS HEMSKERCK JNUENTOR 5
Center left: PERDITIO
Upper center: RIXA, FUROR, HUMILTAS
Upper right: BELLUM
Center right: CRUDELITAS
Lower left: VASTITAS
Lower center: BLASPHEMIA
Lower right: FAMES
Lower margin: BELLVM MINAS... BELLIES CRVDELITAS

Marking: Verso upper center: Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: Colnaghi
New Hollstein (Heemskerck) II.167.486.i/iii; New Hollstein (Cort) II.225.151.i; Hollstein IV.230.163; Hollstein VIII.240.132; Kerrick 84.5.i
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