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Minerva in a Decorative Frame with Grotesques, from the Judgment of Paris

Series/Portfolio:
The Judgment of Paris
Artist:
Adriaen Collaert (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1560–1618 Antwerp)
Date:
ca. 1580–1600
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 7/16 × 3 1/2 in. (13.8 × 8.9 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.95.6
Not on view
Plate 3 from a series of six devoted to the figures in the mythological story of the Judgment of Paris. Vertical panel with the armed figure of Minerva standing in a landscape in a medallion at center. The nude figure holds a spear in her right hand and a shield with the head of Gorgon in her left. Surrounding the medallion, a dark background with grotesque ornament, including a satyr with insect wings crouching under a canopy at top center.
Inscription: In bottom margin: ADRIAN. COLLAERT INV. SCULP. ET EXCUDIT
Vendor: William H. Schab
SKB 235; New Hollstein VI.308.1678; Guilmard 479.12a
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