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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

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

Publication/Creation

1655

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 32.1 x 44.4 cm

Notes

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26260i

Language

  • Latin


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