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Meridies (Midday; 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) 442

Dimensions

Platemark: 20.4 x 25.8 cm (8 1/16 x 10 3/16 in.) Sheet: 27.6 x 35.8 cm (10 7/8 x 14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.577

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper center: MERIDIES.; in lower margin, lower left: Ecce, MERI Mediusve DIES præferuidus, Ortum/Inter & Occasum, viuida membra mouet.; lower right: Hinc discat duros Iuuenis tolerare labores:/Ne luxu ætatem desidiaq terat./Corn. Kis. Duffl.; lower left: 2.

Signed

Signed in plate, within image, lower left: M. de Vos inuent.; 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: 65.577

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