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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M772
People
Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian (Prague 1607 - 1677 London)
After Hans Holbein the Younger, German (Augsburg, Germany 1497/98 - 1543 London, England)
Borders after Abraham van Diepenbeeck, Flemish ('s-Hertogenbosch 1596 - 1675 Antwerp)
Title
The Empress and Death
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Dance of Death (Mortalium nobilitas, first edition)
Alternate Title: Empress
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1651
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/254977
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching printed in black ink from two plates on white antique laid paper
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
sheet: 11.3 × 9 cm (4 7/16 × 3 9/16 in.)
central plate: 7.5 × 5.5 cm (2 15/16 × 2 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate below central image: Gradientes in superbia potest DEVS / humiliære. Dan: 4
  • inscription: in platecentered below lower borderline: Ab: aDiepenbecke inu: W: Hollar fecit, 1651.
  • collector's mark: verso, brown stamp with graphite numbering below: [Fogg Museum accession stamp (Lugt 4835)] 772
  • inscription: verso, various greaphite inscriptions: 15 / 238
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/iv
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 1132, Pennington 238
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of W. A. White
Accession Year
1917
Object Number
M772
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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