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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M20496
People
Heinrich Aldegrever, German (Paderborn, Germany 1502 - after 1555 Soest, Germany)
Title
William V, Duke of Julich, Cleve and Berg
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1540
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/259047
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink on white antique laid paper
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
Image: 26.5 × 19.5 cm (10 7/16 × 7 11/16 in.)
Plate: 30.5 × 23.5 cm (12 × 9 1/4 in.)
Sheet: 31.3 × 23.7 cm (12 5/16 × 9 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, top: . VON . GOTTES . GENADEN . WILHELM . HERTZOG . ZU . IVLICH . GELRE . CLEVE . BERGE . / GRAFF . ZVR . MARCK . ZV . ZVTPHEN V[N]D . RAVENSPVRG . HER . ZV . RAVENSTEYN [all Ns engraved backwards]
  • inscription: in design, bottom, two verses left and right with the artist's signature and date centered below: BIS . DVO . LVSTRA VIDENS . ET . VITAE . QVATTVOR ANNOS : / TALIS . IVLIACI . DVX . GVILIELMVS . ERAT . / ASPICIS . EXANGVEM . VIVENTIS . IMAGINIS . VMBRAM . / MORES . ET . VITAM . NULLA TABELLA . REFERT . / TOT . IVVENIS . VIRTVTE . SVA . SIBI . REGNA . PARAVIT . / QVOT . MODO . THEVTONIDOS . NVLLVS . IN . ORBE . PLAGAE // NULLI . IVSTICIA . NVLLI . PIETATE . SECVNDVS . / SE VETERVM . DOCVIT . LAVDIBVS . ESSE . PAREM . / INNOCVAM . VITAE . DECORAT . SAPIENTIA . LAVDEM . / PRAECIPVE . IN . CHRISTVM . NON . SIMVLATA . FIDES / QVOD . SI . VITA . NOVAE . POTVISSET . INESSE . TABELLAE . / QVOD . PETERES . MINIMVM . FORMA . FVTVRA . FVIT . // HINRICVS . ALDEGREVER . SVZANTIEN . FACIEBAT . / ANNO . M . D . X . [all Ns backward]
  • collector's mark: black stamp at lower right corner of lower inscription tablet: P.L [Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2094)]
  • inscription: in plate, right side of background shading: AG [monogram]
  • collector's mark: verso, red stamp with graphite numbering below: [Fogg Museum accession stamp (Lugt 396)] M20496
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/iii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 181, Bartsch 181
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Jules Fisher
Accession Year
1986
Object Number
M20496
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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