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A woman with measuring instruments; representing geometry. Engraving by E. Delaune, ca. 1560.

  • Delaune, Etienne, 1518?-1583.
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She holds a compass and a staff, while a book, a setsquare and other objects lie at her feet. Two female term figures hold a baldachine over her head, attended by two insects. At the bottom of the print an old sea- or river-god empties two large jugs of water into the sea

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1 print : line engraving ; border 7.1 x 5.3 cm

Lettering

Geometrie

References note

André Linzeler, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du seizième siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, tome premier, Paris 1932, p. 296, no. 382 ("Allégories de diverses sciences. Suite de six estampes bordées d'un double filet représentant chacune une figure allégorique au milieu d'arabesques se détachant sur un fond noir. Au bas, au-dessous de la bordure: 'Cum privilegio Regis Stephanus f.' H. 0m070 —L. 0m051. … 382. 1. La géométrie. Elle est représentée par une femme tenant de la main gauche un bâton et de l'autre un compas. A ses pieds, un panneau portant l'inscription : "Geometrie". … Robert-Dumesnil, IX, p. 118, 404.")

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Wellcome Library no. 25882i

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