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A woman holds up a jug; representing the study of nature. Engraving by E. Delaune, ca. 1560.

  • Delaune, Etienne, 1518?-1583.
Date
1560
Reference
25858i
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Above the woman are two gryphons, one with breasts; underneath them are two snails. At the bottom of the image are two dogs flanking a pestle and mortar

Publication/Creation

1560

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; border 7.1 x 5.4 cm

Lettering

Phisique. Cum privilegio regis. Stephanus

References note

André Linzeler, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du seizième siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, tome premier, Paris 1932, pp. 285-286, no. 335 (Grotesques à fond blanc. Six sciences sont figurées par des femmes qui se tiennent debout entourées des attributs qui leur conviennent. Suite de six estampes encadrées d'un triple filet et, portant au bas, à l'extérieur de l'encadrement: "Cum privilegio Regis. Stephanus. f." — H. 0m070—L. 0m050 à 0m052. … 335. — 3. La Physique. — Elle tient de la main droite un rameau et de la gauche un vase; à ses pieds, sur une tablette : "Phisique". … Robert-Dumesnil, IX, p. 103, 342.")

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25858i

Languages

  • French
  • Latin


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