The Age of Copper
221 x 333 mm (8.7 x 13.1 in.)
Medium and Support:
Etching on white laid paper
Print impression quality:
Number 3 from set of four etchings The Four Ages of the World
Published by Nicolo van Aelst. Bound in album with the four other Tempesta series; unlike the other sets, this is numbered in brown ink in lower right margin, and the sheets are mounted down on larger sheets.
Signed in plate, lower left: “Anto.tempe. flor.”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks:
R.L. Hirschfield (stamped in lower center margin of frontispiece of "Biblical Battles" only); Conrad Fäsy (bookplate inside cover of album)
Bartsch 1331 (vol. 17, p. 179); Illustrated Bartsch 1331 (vol. 37, p. 171); Nagler 1329–1332 for the set.
Olin Library transfer, 1957