Cœnotaphiorum (12)

Various artists/makers

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Funerary monument, shaped like a tomb and on one side placed against a wall. The monument is characterized by a portico of Ionic pillars surrounding the body of the tomb. On top of the tomb the effigy of a sleeping man (gisant) in harnas is placed. Above his head a statue of a soldier is visible which supports a strapwork panel with the inscription 'GENUS INSUPERABILE BELLO'. Below the image a Latin inscription is placed made up out of four lines, devided over two columns.

Cœnotaphiorum (12), Hans Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, Leeuwarden 1527–1606 (?)  Antwerp (?)), Etching; first state of four

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