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Oceanus

1560
Nicolas Beatrizet (French, 1507 or 1515–about 1565)


Catalogue Raisonné

B 97; Huelsen 62b

Accession Number

P1479

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Caption: AMICE QUAM TU HIC EFFIGIEM SPECTATU RARAM DEMIRARIS OCEANI EST. ANNIS SUPERIORIB. ROMAE REPERTA AD ARCUM CAMPILIANI UBI ANTEA NILI ET TIBERIS QUOR. NUNC IN VATICANO INTRA PONTIFICUM HORTIS VISUNTUR IMAGINES SED HUIUSCE SPECTATU DIGNUM SIMULACHRUM NUNC IN AEDIBUS IO BAPTISTAE ET IO VINCENTII FABIORUM ROMAE AD SARRAE AREAM VISITUR INTERIM QUOD HUNC IN MODUM TIBI REPRHESENTATUR OCEANUS: NICOLAO BEATRICIO LOTHARINGO GRATIAS HABE VALE ROMAE. DLX

Translation: Friend, you marvel at seeing here the rare image of the ocean, which was discovered in Rome in the latest years in Rome near the Arch of Campilianus. Today images are seen within the Vatican grounds, but his worthy likeness is now looked at in the households of the Baptist and of the Vincentius in the meantime for Ocean is displayed for you in this way: Have thanks for Nicolas Beatrizet and be well in Rome. 1560

Provenance

Early provenance not researched; Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA, November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund