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The Human Labours / Ops

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1950,0520.434

  • Title (object)

    • Ops

    Title (series)

    • The Human Labours
  • Description

    Ops personifying agriculture; she sits holding a sickle besides a wheatsheaf bound with grape vine and is surrounded by the abundance of agriculture, barrels and tools etc; in the distance a field is ploughed and a man sows seeds
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1574
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 205 millimetres
    • Width: 245 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in the design "OPS". On a strip of wood on the barrel "F.Floris invent". Bottom left towards centre "Ioan. Boel excud". In the margin two columns of text, each two lines "Magna Deum ... oras" by "Hugo Favolius caneb". Numbered below centre "1".
  • Curator's comments

    From a series of eight plates (New Hollstein 382-389; impressions in the BM 1950,0520.434 ... 441).

  • Bibliography

    • Van de Velde 1975 124 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 148.II (Frans Floris) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 382.II (Philips Galle) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Post-binder Small)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1950

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1950,0520.434

Ops personifying agriculture; she sits holding a sickle besides a wheatsheaf bound with grape vine and is surrounded by the abundance of agriculture, barrels and tools etc; in the distance a field is ploughed and a man sows seeds  Engraving

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Ops personifying agriculture; she sits holding a sickle besides a wheatsheaf bound with grape vine and is surrounded by the abundance of agriculture, barrels and tools etc; in the distance a field is ploughed and a man sows seeds Engraving

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