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Allegory of America (America Avro et Argento Meos Repleo, or I, America, Fill My People with Gold and Silver)

16th century
Unidentified artist, Netherlandish, 16th century


Dimensions

Sheet: 22.5 x 32.1 cm (8 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.230

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper left: America, agresti ignorantia, in occidente; ; on cart wheels: [??]SILIA; HISPAN IOLA; CURA; PER V; in margin below image: AMERICA AVRO ET ARGENTO MEOS REPLEO

Signed

Not signed

Markings

No watermark; verso, MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 55.230; in graphite: L 350; L a/c

Provenance

William H. Schab (dealer,) New York, NY; April 14, 1955, purchased from Schab by the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1955)

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis