The Practitioners of the Visual Arts

An Academy of Fine Arts

1578
Engraved by Cornelis Cort (Netherlandish, 1533–1578), After Johannes Stradanus (Netherlandish, 1523–1605)


Catalogue Raisonné

New Hollstein, Cort, 210 i/ii; Hollstein 218

Dimensions

Platemark: 44.3 x 30.2 cm (17 7/16 x 11 7/8 in.) Sheet: 45.7 x 30.9 cm (18 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.664

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, upper right: PICTVRA.; center: STATV ARIA.; center left: ANATOMIA; center, under horse: SCVLPTVRA; center right, on book: ARCHITECTVRA.; center right, on sheet of paper: Typorum encorum/INCISORIA; lower center, on bench: Tyrones pi/cturæ.; in plate, in lower margin left to right: Ill.mo et Ex.mo D[omi]no. Iocobo Boncompagno Arcis Prefæcto, ingenior, ac industriæ fautori, Artiu[m] nobiliu[m] praxim, a Io[anni] Strade[n]si Belga artificiosè expressa[m], Laureti[us] Vaccarius D. D. Romæ Anno 1578

Signed

in plate, lower center, on footstool: Cornelius Cort fecit./1578

Markings

recto, lower left, collector's stamp in black ink: G [not identified]

Provenance

By 1959, P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., Ltd., (dealer), London; October 8, 1959, sold by P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., Ltd. to the MFA.

Credit Line

Francis Jay Underhill Fund