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Coat of Arms of Haarlem, end page to Counts and Countesses of Holland, Zeeland and West-Frisia

A work made of etching and engraving on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1650

Artist:

Cornelis Visscher
Dutch, c. 1629-1658

About this artwork

In this emblematic portrait of Haarlem, the view of the city in the background suggests the richness that has already graced the landscape. The palm, sword, stars, and crosses with which the cherubim cavort symbolize the city, and the requisite Latin poem by Peter Scriverius (himself depicted in 1923.1038) reinforces the fair citadel’s virtue and promise.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Cornelis Visscher

Title

Coat of Arms of Haarlem, end page to Counts and Countesses of Holland, Zeeland and West-Frisia

Place

Holland (Object made in)

Date

1650

Medium

Etching and engraving on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, in image (on banderole in palm): "VICIT VIM VIRTVS."

Dimensions

407x296 mm (sheet; trimmed)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace S. Oakley

Reference Number

1923.1622

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