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Erasmus of Rotterdam

1555
Engraved by Frans Huys (Netherlandish, 1522–1562), After Hans Holbein, the Younger (German, 1497 or 1498–1543), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. IX, no. 132

Dimensions

Sheet: 38.4 x 25.7 cm (15 1/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

P2912

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, across top: MAGNVS x ILLE x ERASMVS x ROTERODAMVS x; on plaque, upper right: NATVS . ROTERODAMI,/OCTOBR . XXVIII . AN° ./M . CCCC . LXVII ./OBIIT . BASILEÆ . XII ./IVLII . AN . M . D ./XXXVI ./H COCK EXCVDEBAT/1555; on the foredge of a book, lower right: BIBLIA; and in the plaque under the portrait, lower edge: EFFIGIEM AD SENIVM MAGNI VERGENTIS ERASMI:/CERNERE SI CVPIAS : PICTA TABELLA DABIT/DOCTILOQVOS CVIVS MIRATA EST ROMA LEPORES :/INSTANS TVNC SENIO TALIS ERASMVS ERAT

Signed

Signed in plate, on bookmark, lower right: FH

Markings

Recto, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Lugt 1309]; verso, lower left: collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Lugt 1309]; in pencil: re; in pencil, lower right: superb 5[?] 5 5 0; MFA Parker collection stamp with accession number in ink: 2912

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November 1897, purchased through the Harvey D. Parker Fund by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund