Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Abuses of the Law (Litis Abusus), plate 2,

From the set of eight engravings, The Abuses of the Law (Litis Abusus)

Engraving on medium-weight beige laid paper

Print impression quality: Early impression

Dimensions (Plate): 203 x 275 mm (8 x 10.8 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 286 x 367 mm (11.3 x 14.4 in.)

Inscribed in plate, right side of lower edge: “Adr. Collaert Sculp. / Phls Galle excud.”; inscribed in plate, lower left corner: “2”; figures labeled in plate; four inscriptions in Latin and Dutch in plate, lower edge, first inscription beginning: “Innida Fraus, turpis Fallacia…”; inscribed in pencil, upper left margin: “841”

Edition: Published by Philip Galle (Flemish, 1537–1612)

Accession number: 2006.7.3.2

Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2006

Bibliography: Wurzbach (Theodor Galle) 16 (the set); Le Blanc 215 (the set); Hollstein (Theodor Galle) 402.

Work Type: print

Related Works: Compare with Goltzius’s Litis Abusus, plate 2 (Illustrated Bartsch 0301.160l)

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