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Art and Practice (Ars, Usus), 1582

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 183 x 132 mm
  • Inv. 2014-MQ

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A naked woman with wings sits on the globe next to a man writing on a board. At their feet are geometrical tools. In the original, this print from a series of four has a caption of two lines of Latin and two lines of Dutch cut off in the Ghent copy.


Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Title Art and Practice (Ars, Usus)
Date 1582
Period 16th century
Location Haarlem TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the dipiction, at the top: Ars
printed inscription in the dipiction, at the top: Usus
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: HG. fe./2
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-MQ
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 23 time Iconclass
23U22 hourglass Iconclass
25A13 globe Iconclass
31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
48 art Iconclass
480 symbolic representations, allegories and emblems ~ art; 'Arte' (Ripa) Iconclass
49D521 measuring-instruments Iconclass
49L11 handwriting, writing as activity Iconclass
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