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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    D,5.234

  • Description

    Allegory of Sight; a bespectacled artist sitting before an easel and painting a nude woman; the model kneels before a mirror held by a winged putti; in the foreground crouches a cat and at right are various sun dials. 1616
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1616
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 245 millimetres
    • Width: 185 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered bottom left "HG. Inuent, I.Saenr. scu / R. de baudous excudit, 1616". One line of text in the margin "Hæc memini nocuisse atque oblectasse videntes".
  • Curator's comments

    See also 1864,1114.475 for a later published state.

    Literature: Susan Dackerman et al., 'Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe', Yale UP, 2011, cat.no.92.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 106.II bibliographic details
    • Bartsch III.249.100 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    D,5.234

A bespectacled artist sitting before an easel and painting a nude woman; the model kneels before a mirror held by a winged putti; in the foreground crouches a cat and at r are various sun dials, 1616  Engraving

A bespectacled artist sitting before an easel and painting a nude woman; the model kneels before a mirror held by a winged putti; in the foreground crouches a cat and at r are various sun dials, 1616 Engraving

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