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The Fall of Icarus

Johann Caspar Hessius (Swiss (?), active late 17th century)
Pen and black ink, brush and grey wash, and gouache
sheet: 3 3/4 x 5 7/16 in. (9.5 x 13.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Jean A. Bonna Gift, 2007
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Recto in pen and brown ink: MEDIO TVTISSIMVS. (i.e. you will travel the safest in the middle course)

Verso: Horat: Carm: L: II: Od. X.
Auream quisquis mediocritatem/ Diligit, tutus caret obsoleti/ Sordibus tecti, caret invidendâ/ Sorbrius aulâ.

Nobilissimo et - Prastantissimo/ Domino Wilperto Zollero, - / Agnato/ Suo Dilectissimo Haec - / pauca in/ perpetuam sui Memoriam ad. -/seribit, felice[...] itinerum-/ seccessum animitus optat/ Joh. Caspar Hessius/ Stud. Coll. Human./ Tiguri d:15 7bris A° 1692
Hans Wilpert Zoller (Swiss, Zurich 1673–1757 Zurich); Wilhelm von Muralt- von Planta (1845–1937); Hans Rohr Buchhandlung und Antiquariat zum Oberdorf, Zurich; Auktionshaus Stuker, Bern, November 28, 2006, no. 9060; Vendor: Galerie Arnoldi-Livie (Munich)
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