Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Lighthouse at Alexandria,

Number 6 from the set of seven etchings, The Seven Wonders of the World

Etching on white laid paper

First of two states

Print impression quality: Unevenly inked

Dimensions (Plate): 223 x 286 mm (8.8 x 11.3 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 274 x 382 mm (10.8 x 15 in.)

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: Published by Franciscus van den Wyngaerde

Accession number: 1957.5.2.7

Olin Library transfer, 1957

Provenance / Collectors' marks: R.L. Hirschfield (stamped in lower center margin of frontispiece of "Biblical Battles" only); Conrad Fäsy (bookplate inside cover of album)

Bibliography: Bartsch 1458 (vol. 17, p. 186); Illustrated Bartsch 1458 (vol. 37, p. 295); Nagler 1453–1459 i/ii; see Sue Welsh Reed and Richard Wallace, Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque (Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), 217–221.

Work Type: print

Related Works: The set of “The Seven Wonders” includes 7 plates (DAC 1957.5.2.2 – 1957.5.2.8) following the frontispiece.

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