Design for Frontispiece to the Seven Virtues

A work made of pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with touches of opaque white watercolor, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper, incised for transfer.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with touches of opaque white watercolor, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper, incised for transfer.

Date:

1598

Artist:

Joannes Stradanus, called Giovanni Stradano
Flemish, 1523-1605

About this artwork

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 126

Artist

Jan van der Straet

Title

Design for Frontispiece to the Seven Virtues

Origin

Flanders

Date

1598

Medium

Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with touches of opaque white watercolor, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper, incised for transfer

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower left, in brown ink: "IOANNES/ STRADANUS/INVENTOR/ FLORENTIAL (final two words obscured with white heightening); lower center, in brown ink: "1598"; lower right, in brown ink: "PHLS GALLE”; verso, upper and lower margins, in graphite: "Jan Van Der Straet/ 1533/ 36–1605"; center, in graphite: "5 ⅛ x 7/ 90"; lower margin, in pen and black ink: "Jan Van Der Straet/ 1533 (or) 36–1605"

Dimensions

178 × 130 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.2039

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