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First View of Certain Unidentified Ruins of Roman Antiquity

Important Monuments of the Ruins of Roman Antiquity, Taken from Life (often called The Large Book of Ruins), plate V

1551
Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 43; Riggs 22

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.7 x 30.1 cm (7 3/8 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.373

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, upper left: V; upper right: EX INCERTIS QVIBVSDAM • RO • ANTIQVITATIS RVINIS, PROSPECTVS 1

Signed

Not signed

Markings

No watermark; recto, in pencil, upper left: du for Traian; verso, MFA stamp, with accession number in graphite: 59.373

Provenance

June 9, 1959, purchased from Craddock & Barnard (dealers), London, by the MFA.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund