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Vespera (Evening; from the series The Four Times of Day)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 443

Dimensions

Platemark: 20.5 x 26 cm (8 1/16 x 10 1/4 in.) Sheet: 27.6 x 35.4 cm (10 7/8 x 13 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.578

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper center: VESPERA.; in lower margin, lower left: VESPERA adest præceps: pars almj extrema diei/Ad cænam & somnum corpora lassa voat.; lower right: Vergit ad Occasum quicquid prouênit ab Ortu:/Fitq Senex tandem, qui Puer ante fuit./Corn. Kis. Dussl.

Signed

Signed in plate, within image, lower left: M. de Vos inuent; lower right: Adr. 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: 65.578

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