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Plate 17, from twenty ornamental designs for goblets and beakers

A work made of punch engraving with traces of burin in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of punch engraving with traces of burin in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1604

Artist:

Master A.P.
German, active early 17th century

About this artwork

The uneven edges of the printing plate for this dish-like engraving remain visible, imperfectly trimmed into a circle. While this work is similar in format to the Theodor de Bry Charity nearby (1927.2676), here the goddess of love, Venus, holds the central position instead. Depictions of the deities of land, water, and air fill out the other cartouches, intermingled with intricate strapwork. This image was one of 20 designs for use on goblets and beakers.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Master A.P.

Title

Plate 17, from twenty ornamental designs for goblets and beakers

Origin

Germany

Date

1604

Medium

Punch engraving with traces of burin in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

160 × 160 mm (image/plate); 165 × 163 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1947.451.17

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