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The eight wonders of the world

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  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • The eight wonders of the world
  • Description

    Plate numbered 5: the temple of Diana at Ephesus; to right, a king (Croesus, king of Lydia?), giving directions to workmen, seen on either sides, hammering, chiselling and measuring various blocks and a column; behind, seen to left, the great temple of Diana, decorated by various sculptures; a city seen in the background, to right; after Heemskerck. 1572


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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1572
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 211 millimetres
    • Width: 256 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below left "Martinus Heemskerck Inventor".
        Top centre lettered: 'Dianae Ephesiae Templum'; lettered in margin below image with two lines in Latin: 'STRUXIT AMAZONIA...FRAGORE'.
  • Curator's comments

    From a series of eight plates (New Hollstein 513-520). Verses by Hadrianus Junius.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 482.II (Philips Galle) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 517.II (Maarten van Heemskerck) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (157*.a.38)

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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