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Five tombs containing skeletons of historical exemplars of wisdom, war, beauty, strength and riches; an allegory of change, decay and death. Engraving after A.P. van de Venne, ca. 1655.

  • Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662.
Date
1655
Reference
26260i
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1655

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 32.1 x 44.4 cm

Lettering

Sic transit gloria mundi. Mors ultima linea rerum ...

Notes

Another engraving (Wellcome Library no. 26744i) includes a version of part of this picture: the kings examining the skeleton of King Croesus

Lettering note

Lettering on each of the five tombs. Top left: "Hier ligt K. Salomon des werelts wÿsheÿt". Bottom left: "Hier ligt Alexander de Grote des werelts krÿgs dapperheÿt". Centre: "Hier ligt Helena des werelts schoonheyt". Top right: "Hier ligt Samson des werelts sterckheyt". Bottom right: "Hier ligt K. Cresus des werelts rykdom"
Bears number: Pag. 490

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26260i

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  • Latin
  • Dutch


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