Requires Photography

Nox (Night; from The Four Times of Day series)

Adriaen Collaert (Netherlandish, about 1560–1618), After Marten de Vos (Netherlandish, 1532–1603)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 444

Dimensions

Platemark: 20.6 x 26 cm (8 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.) Sheet: 27.6 x 35.7 cm (10 7/8 x 14 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.579

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper center: NOX; in margin below image, lower left: NOX nigrans coecis obducit cunc Ta tenebris,/Et nugas, Somnos, Somnia, Spectra fouet.; lower right: Quælibet ad mortis tendunt animalia noctem./Cum Puero Iuuenis Decrepitusq perit./Corn . Kis . Duffl .; lower left: 4.

Signed

Signed in plate, within image, lower left: M. de Vos inuent.; right of lower center: Adrian. Collaert Sculp

Markings

Unidentified watermark; verso, unidentified collector's stamp in turquiose, probably filled in with blue ink: [Lugt 4073]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 65.579

Provenance

Unidentifed collector. May 12, 1965, purchased from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. (dealers) by the MFA.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis