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The Wreck

Cort, Cornelis (1533-1578, Dutch)

Etching

Cornelis Cort, The Wreck

Cornelis Cort
The Wreck

 

$9,500.00

Description

 

 

Date: 1590-1595
Medium: Etching
Dimensions: 268 x 334 mm. 10 1/2 x 13 1/8 in.
Reference: New Hollstein 237, first state of two
Inscription: Latin verse “Nonne ille est mortis stipendiarius, qui morte quærit unde vivat? O mortale lutum et ventis obiecta lucerna, I nunc et ventis animam comitte, dolato; Consisus ligno, digitis a morte remotis; Quatuor, aut septem si sit latissima tada”. Signed in bottom center “Cornelius Cort Battauus fec: exud: Hoef: cum præ: cas:”
Watermark: Crowned coat-of-arms
Provenance: Private collection, New York