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Hieronymus Wierix

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Melencolia I

17th century
235 x 186 mm (9.3 x 7.3 in.)

Hieronymus Wierix, Dutch (Flemish), (1553–1619)
After Albrecht Dürer, German, (1471–1528)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on heavyweight yellowish laid paper
Print impression quality: Contrasty, clear and dark
Marks: Signed and dated in plate below platemark
Bibliography: Alvin 1576; Bartsch 74 (after); M. 75.
Credit Line: Gift of Sven Bergstrom (uncle of Anthony Junker, BA Wesleyan 1959), 1962
Accession Number: 1962.3.6

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  • copies (derivative objects) - Use for objects derived from or made to resemble original existing objects. Implies less precise and faithful imitation than does the term "reproductions." When copies are presented with intent to deceive, use "forgeries" or "counterfeits." When more than one similar work is produced by the same maker, use "replicas" or "versions." [July 1995 scope note changed; descriptor changed, was "copies"; alternate term changed, was 'copy'. January 1993 descriptor moved. May 1991 scope note changed. March 1991 related term added. November 1990 descriptor moved.]
  • melancholy

  • plate Dimensions: 235 x 186 mm (9.3 x 7.3 in.)

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