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Identification and Creation
Object Number
R5738
People
Johannes Wierix, Netherlandish (Antwerp 1549 - c. 1620 Brussels)
After Albrecht Dürer, German (Nuremberg 1471 - 1528 Nuremberg)
Title
Melancholia
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: series of allegorical figures
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
16th-17th century
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/250634
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Engraving
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: JWR?[transcribed from the original mount]:"Melancholia; Is it the original? The copies by Wierix are said sometimes to be cut close to make them seem like originals, but this one seems finer than Wierix could do."
Provenance
John Witt Randall, bequest to his sister.
Belinda Lull Randall, sister of John Witt Randall, gift to Harvard University, 1892.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
M.H. 1556; A. 1576
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Object Number
R5738
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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