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The Seven Wonders of the World / Colossus Solis

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1981,U.895

  • Title (object)

    • Colossus Solis

    Title (series)

    • The Seven Wonders of the World
  • Description

    The Colossus of Rhodes; a statue holding a flaming torch and with a sceptre stands astride a harbour entrance; in the foreground various sculptors carve a colossal head; decorated border; plate 2; copy of a print by Crispijn de Passe after Maarten de Vos. Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1614 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 225 millimetres
    • Width: 260 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in the margin in two columns of Latin text, each two lines "Septinos ... honores". Numbered at centre "2".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see 1981,U.894. For the original print see M,37.59.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 1308, copy bibliographic details
    • Franken 1881 323, copy bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 73 ad, copy bibliographic details
  • Location

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

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition date

    1753-1981

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1981,U.895

The Colossus of Rhodes; a statue holding a flaming torch and with a sceptre stands astride a harbour entrance; in the foreground various sculptors carve a colossal head; decorated border; plate 2; copy of a print by Crispijn de Passe after Maarten de Vos.

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