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The Five Senses / Tactus (Touch)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1881,0611.298

  • Title (object)

    • Tactus (Touch)

    Title (series)

    • The Five Senses
  • Description

    Interior with a seated whole-length nude female figure weaving; a spider sitting in its web in the window at upper left; from a series of five engravings. c.1544 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1544 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 77 millimetres
    • Width: 51 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed "PG" in the plate at upper centre and lettered "TACTUS" below the monogram. Also lettered "SED ARANEA TACTU" in lower margin.
  • Curator's comments

    See Giulia Bartrum, 'German Renaissance Prints', exh. cat., BM, London 1995, no.111e. BM has a complete set of the series (Hollstein 103-107).
    For a later impression, see Gg,4Q.23.

    Bartrum 1995
    Literature: Bartsch, 109; Landau, 108; Hollstein, 107.

    See 1881,0611.294 for text from Bartrum 1995.

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  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 107 bibliographic details
    • Landau 1978 108 bibliographic details
    • Bartrum 1995 111e bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VIII.354.109 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    1995 Jun-Oct, BM, 'German Renaissance Prints, 1490-1550', no.111e

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1881

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1881,0611.298

Interior with a seated WL nude female figure weaving; a spider sitting in its web in the window at upper left; from a series of five engravings.  c.1544 Engraving

Interior with a seated WL nude female figure weaving; a spider sitting in its web in the window at upper left; from a series of five engravings. c.1544 Engraving

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