Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Abuses of the Law (Litis Abusus), plate 4,

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): 205 x 272 mm (8.1 x 10.7 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 287 x 364 mm (11.3 x 14.3 in.)

Inscribed in plate, lower right corner: “C. Mallery Sculp. Phls Galle excud.”; inscribed in plate, lower left corner: “4”; figures labeled in plate; four inscriptions in Latin and Dutch in plate, lower edge, first inscription beginning: Huic tria conueniunt: Patientia…”; inscribed in pencil, upper left corner: “180”

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

Accession number: 2006.7.3.4

Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2006

Bibliography: Wurzbach (Theodor Galle) 16 (the set); LeBlanc 215 (the set); Hollstein (Theodor Galle) 404

Object Type: Prints

Related Works: Compare with Goltzius’s Litis Abusus, plate 4 (Illustrated Bartsch 0301.160n)

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