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Fourth View of the Roman Colosseum

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

1551
Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 26; Riggs 5

Dimensions

Sheet: 23.5 x 30.6 cm (9 1/4 x 12 1/16 in.) Platemark: 22.5 x 29.8 cm (8 7/8 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

P7821

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, upper left: COLOSSÆI • RO • PROSPECTVS • 4 •; upper right: • C •

Signed

Not signed

Markings

No watermark; recto, in graphite, lower center below platemark: Engraving of about 1550; verso, MFA Parker stamp in purple ink [Lugt 1870], with accession number in black ink: 7821; collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall, Lugt 1309]

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund