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The Flower Turns to Dust (Flos Cinis)

16th century
148 x 206 mm (5.8 x 8.1 in.)

Jacob Hoefnagel, Dutch (Flemish), (1573–ca. 1630)
Possibly with Theodor de Bry, German, (1528–1598)
After Joris Hoefnagel (aka Georg Hoefnagel), Flemish, (1542–1601)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on laid paper
Series: from Archetypes and Studies by Georg Hoefnagel
Edition: Plate eight from Part One of Archetypes and Studies by Georg Hoefnagel (Archetypa Studiaque Patris Georgii Hoefnagelii)
Marks: Inscribed in plate: “Lilia agros, virtusque vivos, coelum as tra coronant: / ut leo viv fortis dulcé et amore bibit””
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2006
Accession Number: 2006.3.2

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  • aphorisms - Short, pithy statements of principle or precepts, often of known authorship; distinguished from "proverbs" which are statements repeated colloquially and which often embody the folk wisdom of a group or nation. [December 1994 descriptor added.]
  • flowers (plants) - Designates both the reproductive shoots of seed-bearing plants and entire flowering plants. [January 1995 descriptor changed, was "flowers"; alternate term changed, was "flower".]
  • proverbs - Related Term

  • plate Dimensions: 148 x 206 mm (5.8 x 8.1 in.)

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