First View of the Roman Colosseum, Destroyed by the Barbarians

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

1551
Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 24; Riggs 2

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.9 x 32 cm (9 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.354

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, upper left: • AA •/COLOSSÆI RO A BARBARIS / DIRVTI, PROSPECTVS • 1 •

Signed

In plate, lower center: COCK•FECIT•

Markings

No watermark; verso, MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 59.354

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund