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Tuscana, from The Life of Man (Theatrum Vitæ Humanæ)

Series/Portfolio:
The Life of Man (Theatrum Vitæ Humanæ)
Artist:
Hieronymus (Jerome) Wierix (Netherlandish, ca. 1553–1619 Antwerp)
Artist:
after Hans Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, Leeuwarden 1527–1606 (?) Antwerp (?))
Publisher:
Pieter Balten (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1526/27–1584 Antwerp)
Published in:
Antwerp
Date:
1577
Medium:
Engraving; first state of two (Hollstein)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/8 × 10 1/2 in. (20.6 × 26.6 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.2597(6)
Not on view
The Tuscan order, representing the age from 64 to 80; from a series with the six ages of man shown as the the architectural orders.
Inscription: at bottom left of center: an. 64 usq[ue] ad an 80.
on plaque at center of bottom margin: TVSCANA / .5. ;
in bottom margin, at left and right: Post ubi fata hominem fragili soluere senecta, / Atq[ue] sua incipiunt mutilure stamina Parcæ // Tum tripes et magno insedens curuamine dorsi / Grata Domus tetris tandem est habitare sulpulchris
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XLVIII.89.440 i/ii; Alvin (Wierix) 298.1497
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