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Arithmetic (Mathematics), ca. 1565

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 227 x 282 mm
  • Inv. 2014-MN

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Arithmetic sits at a table in an office and writes out a bill. Three of her co-workers are counting money, checking the books and also writing out bills. The hem of Arithmetica's dress is decorated with numbers.


Cornelis Cort RKD
Hoorn / Edam ? - Rome
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Frans I Floris RKD
Antwerp - Antwerp

Hieronymus Cock RKD
Antwerp 1518 - Antwerp 1570

Title Arithmetic (Mathematics)
Date ca. 1565
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: FF. Invètor
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: Abraham Pythagoras
printed inscription in the depiction, centre right: 1607/ 1341
printed inscription in the depiction, centre: x 561/61/6
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: .2.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Haec contemplandis numeris ars gaudet, eorum/ occulta sollers eruens mysteria.
stamps (tools) reverse, lower left: Stad Gent/ Museum voor schone kunsten
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-MN
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300124520 interior views AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
41A711 table Iconclass
41A721 chairs (furniture forms) Iconclass
46B31 money Iconclass
46B311 coin Iconclass
46B321 book-keeping, accountant Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
49C12 quadrivium (personification of Arithmetica, Geometria, Astronomia, and Musica) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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