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Apollo, god of literature, plays his harp; a town goes about its rituals. Engraving by J. Sadeler after J. van der Straet, 1594.

Straet, Jan van der, 1523-1605.
Date
1594

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Description

Different activities, ranging from craft to religious ritual, takes place in the town. Apollo is surrounded by musical instruments, books, mathematical instruments and a bow and arrow

Lettering

Ultima ne regi vatum sit cura piorum,/ Qui regum æterno carmine facta canunt./ Præstantes virtute viros sibi iungere tentet,/ Ac nunquam ingenÿs spontè favere neget ...

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam] : [Raphael Sadeler], 1594.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 19.6 x 27.8 cm.

Publications note

Listed in Hollstein, 'Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts' (Amsterdam, 1982), vol. XXI, p. 171

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26106i

Language

  • Latin


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