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Identification and Creation
Object Number
S10.14
People
Cornelis Visscher, Dutch (Haarlem, Netherlands c. 1629 - 1658 Haarlem, Netherlands)
After Adriaen van Ostade, Dutch (Haarlem 1610 - 1685 Haarlem)
Title
The Topers
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Vivitur parvo bene
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
17th century
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/93435
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Etching and engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 25.5 x 21.2 cm (10 1/16 x 8 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Corn. Visscher fecit.
  • inscription: within design, lower left, black printer's ink, engraved in plate: Av. Ostade / pinxit / / Corn. Visscher / fecit.
  • inscription: lower margin centered, black printer's ink, engraved in plate: VIVITUR PARVO BENE
  • inscription: lower margin, centered, bottom of page, black printer's ink, engraved in plate: Clemendt de Jonghe excudit
  • inscription: lower margin, left side, black printer's ink, engraved in plate, Dutch: Men sert, 'tis wÿsheyt middelmaet / Te houden inde overdaet -- / Ick vraegh; ist dan gheen Philsophÿ / Met bÿnae naet te wesen blÿ?
  • inscription: lower margin, right side, black printer's ink, engraved in plate, Dutch: Is maet in veel, en veel in niet -- / Te vinden 't oude schoolen hedt; / Soo hebt gh'al wat Athenen sprack / In dit goet biertjen en toeback.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/iii
Standard Reference Number
H. 46
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Acquisition Fund for Prints
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
S10.14
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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