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Melancholy

Artist:
Engraved by Enea Vico (Italian, Parma 1523–1567 Ferrara)
Date:
ca. 1545–50
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 3 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (8 x 8.2 cm) trimmed just outside platemark
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.97.368
Not on view
Inscription: Above center: MELANCHOLIA Above that:HANC CAVEAS MONEO SI ALACREM VIS DUCERE VITAM
(MELANCHOLY. I warn you against these cages if you wish to lead an active life)
B.XV.309.60;TIB.30.72.60
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