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The Abuses of the Law (Litis Abusus), plate 6

ca. 1597-1612
16th/17th century
202 x 271 mm (8 x 10.7 in.)

Cornelis Galle, I, Dutch (Flemish), (1576–1650)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on medium-weight beige laid paper
Print impression quality: Early impression
Series: from set of eight engravings The Abuses of the Law (Litis Abusus)
Edition: Published by Philip Galle (Flemish, 1537–1612)
Marks: Inscribed in plate, lower right corner of image: “Phls Galle excud.”; inscribed in plate, lower left corner: “6”; figures labeled in plate; four inscriptions in Latin and Dutch in plate, lower edge, first inscription beginning: “Hunc iucunda Quies, hunc Anxia cura…”; inscribed in pencil, upper left corner: “182”
Bibliography: Wurzbach (Theodor Galle) 16 (the set); Le Blanc 215 (the set); Hollstein (Theodor Galle) 406.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2006
Accession Number: 2006.7.3.6

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  • allegory
  • law (discipline) - Area of knowledge or study of the principles and regulations established in a state or community by some authority and binding on its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision. Also the professional practice that deals with these principles and regulations and legal procedure. [November 1995 related term added. August 1995 descriptor changed, was "law". June 1994 scope note added; related terms added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 202 x 271 mm (8 x 10.7 in.)

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