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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M13442
People
Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian (Prague 1607 - 1677 London)
After Johannes Meyssens, Flemish (1612-1670)
Title
Adam Elsheimer
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Image de divers hommes desprit sublime (1649)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1649
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/255858
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching printed in black ink onwhite antique laid paper
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 16 × 10.9 cm (6 5/16 × 4 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: verso, black stamp: E De T. Bechtel [within a rectangular borderline (Lugt 4707)]
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: ADAM ELSHEİMER / Natif de Francfort en l'an 1574, fis d'un Tayleur, faisoit son apren= / =tisage a Venice, ches Iohannes Rottenhamer, gran deseignateur, et tres bon / painctre, neau moins Surpassoit son maistre de beaucoup, estoit d'un Hu= / =meur melancolique, se treuent ordinairement dans les Eglises ou en quel= / =que Viele Ruine, ecxersent de la façon, son estude, on troue peu de ses/ euures mais ecxtremement labouréès, auecque une grande fortse, et d'un divin / entendement. Il a peu dessaingue, mais tenant du gran maistre, Touchant sa vie / at este, de peu de durée, mourut poure, laissont per le monde vne Renomée qui durera / a jamais: I. Meyssens pinxit et excudit.
  • collector's mark: verso, brown stamp with graphite numbering below: [Fogg Museum accession stamp (Lugt 936)] 13,442
  • inscription: verso, various graphite inscriptions: 3 [surrounded by a half-circle] / P. 1397I / C.3839 / 1394
Provenance
Edwin De Turck Bechtel (Lugt 4707), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1957
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/vi
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 1056, Pennington 1397
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Edwin deT. Bechtel
Accession Year
1957
Object Number
M13442
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d'Estampes, website, Fondation Custodia, 2015, under L. 4707

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