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Domus Austriacae Maiestas atque Potestas

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1981,U.902

  • Title (series)

    • Domus Austriacae Maiestas atque Potestas
  • Description

    Allegory of the Power of Phillip III of Spain: two female allegorical figures, Maiestas and Potestas, stand upon the pilasters of an ornate façade, flanking a giant imperial coat of arms set within a niche and encircled by the chain of the golden fleece above a river god; in the upper right corner, the arm of God hands Potestas a sword from the clouds; on the lower level kneel female allegorical figures representing the four Continents, before a globe set within a circular niche
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1580 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 327 millimetres
    • Width: 219 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title at top, and below "Ioan Stradanus Inuent / Adrian Collaert sculp. / Ioan Galle Excudit"; in margin six lines of Latin verse by Johannes Bochius
  • Curator's comments

    This is the only recorded impression of the later state with the address of Philips Galle replaced by that of Jan.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 1212.II (The Collaert Dynasty) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 402.II (Johannes Stradanus) bibliographic details
    • Baroni Vannucci 1997 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1981,U.902

Allegory of the power of Phillip II of Spain: two female allegorical figures of Maiestas and Potestas flank a giant imperial coat of arms surrounded by the chain of the golden fleece above a river god; on the lower level kneel figures of the four Continents  Engraving

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Allegory of the power of Phillip II of Spain: two female allegorical figures of Maiestas and Potestas flank a giant imperial coat of arms surrounded by the chain of the golden fleece above a river god; on the lower level kneel figures of the four Continents Engraving

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