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Unequal Love, 1602

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 206 x 123 mm
  • Inv. 2014-MS

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An old man approaches a young woman, who keeps her hand on a pitcher. She wears a veil in her hair. The stone column depicts the coat of arms of the Goltzius family. Below the representation is a four-line text in Latin.


Anonymous Master
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617

Claes Jansz II Visscher RKD
Amsterdam 1586 - 1587 - Amsterdam 1652

Title Unequal Love
Date 1602
Period 17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, centre right: 1602
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: HG
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Decropitus juvonem lepidamque [...] Conjugij spes tibi nulla mei.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: C J Visscher ex.
inscription on the back, bottom right: 5
inscription reverse, lower left: [...]
inscription reverse, upper left: f 1,,8
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-MS
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-MS
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11699/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300124520 interior views AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
31D16 old man Iconclass
42D31 unequal couple, ill-matched couple Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
56F Desire and Aversion Iconclass
56F1 Desire; 'Desiderio' (Ripa) Iconclass
56F11 Ambition; 'Ambitione', 'Amor di Fama' (Ripa) Iconclass
56F2 (personifications and symbolic representations of) Love; 'Amore (secondo Seneca)' (Ripa) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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