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The Muses / Erato

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    D,6.19

  • Title (object)

    • Erato

    Title (series)

    • The Muses
  • Description

    whole-length Erato, sitting, geometry instruments at her feet; in the background are surveyors in a landscape depicted; plate from a set of nine plates of Muses, represented by seated woman in the costume of the 16th century; with their attributes; the name of each Muse in the sky; the number on the ground; circular format
    Engraving with etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1590-1637 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 151 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 142 millimetres (sheet)
    • Diameter: 130 millimetres (of print)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: within the image with the name "Erato" and the number "7" on the ground; in the border around the image with the production detail: "Crisp. de. Passe. invent. excudit" and with the verse: "Nomen...Nothique"
  • Curator's comments

    This is one from a set of nine circular plates (D,6.13 to 21), for comment see also 1870,0514.1192.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 409 bibliographic details
    • Franken 1881 989 bibliographic details
  • Location

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

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    D,6.19

WL Erato, sitting, geometry instruments at her feet; in the background are surveyors in a landscape depicted; plate from a set of nine plates of Muses, represented by seated woman in the costume of the 16th century; with their attributes; the name of each

WL Erato, sitting, geometry instruments at her feet; in the background are surveyors in a landscape depicted; plate from a set of nine plates of Muses, represented by seated woman in the costume of the 16th century; with their attributes; the name of each

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