Erasmus of Rotterdam
Sheet: 30.2 x 18.5 cm (11 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)
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The humanist scholar Erasmus is shown resting his hand on the head of Terminus, the ancient god of boundaries and endings. For Erasmus, who took the image of the god as his personal emblem, Terminus served as a reminder of the brevity of human existence and an admonition to lead a better life.
PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 1/1/1910 [exact to year]
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wheelwright , by exchange