Grotesque Panel with Two Female Figures flanking a Shield

Cornelis Bos Netherlandish

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Panel with a Candelabra Grotesque, roughly divided in two parts. The upper half shows two female figures on either side of a shield, while the lower half shows a vase from which two vegetal scrolls spring. In the center a third stem supports an urn upon which sit two harpies who engage with moths. The print is part of a series of Italianate grotesques executed by Cornelis Bos after his departure from Antwerp in 1544. There are close similarities between motifs in these prints and some of the etchings made at Fontainebleau, which suggest that he may have made them during or closely following his stay in France between 1544 and 1546.

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