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Death as One of the Four Extremes, ca. 1560 - 1600

  • engravings, paper
  • 182 x 229 mm
  • Inv. 2014-NZ

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Two women and two children cry near the dead body of a man. A funeral procession with torch-bearers can be seen in the background. The print has a Latin caption and is part of a four-part series on the four extremes.


Johannes I Sadeler
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Dirck Barendsz RKD
Amsterdam 1534 - Amsterdam 1592

Johannes I Sadeler

Title Death as One of the Four Extremes
Date ca. 1560 - 1600
Period 16th century
Medium and support engravings AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, below: T B .AmSt.inuç / .I.S. Scalpt. excud:
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Viuamus memores venturae Mortis, & horae / Vltima quae rerum linea cuncta Subit. / Iudicis arbitrio vitam haec Submittit et acta, / Hunc studeas Sancto claudere fine diem.
inscription: J. Sadeler; abt [...]
inscription reverse, bottom right: 6
Collection print room
Object type engravings AAT
Inventory number 2014-NZ
Acquisition credit
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300124520 interior views AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11L541411 Death (as one of the Four Last Things) Iconclass
11V7 burying the dead, 'mortuus sepellitur' ~ one of the (seven) Acts of Mercy Iconclass
31A236 lying figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA233 kneeling figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31B6214 weeping Iconclass
31B62141 tears Iconclass
31D112 child Iconclass
31D11221 boy (child between toddler and youth) Iconclass
31E death of human being Iconclass
31F2 personifications of Death; 'Morte' (Ripa) Iconclass
41B32 torch Iconclass
42E burial rites Iconclass
42E12 the corpse placed on a bier Iconclass
42E22 cortege, funeral procession Iconclass
42E23 burial Iconclass
42E131 mourning the dead Iconclass
42E411 mourning dress Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. XXI. Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II : Text ; Vol. XXII : Plates / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein, Dieuwke De Hoop Scheffer, Karel Gerard Boon. - Amsterdam : Van Gendt & Co., 1980 (155)
Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. I. Abry - Berchem / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein. - Amsterdam : Menno Hertzberger, 1949- ; Amsterdam : Van Gendt & Co., 1978 (102)
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