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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.161
People
Aegidius Sadeler, Flemish (1570 - 1629)
After Johann von Achen, German (1552 - 1615)
After Joris Hoefnagel, Flemish (1542 - 1600)
Title
The Three Fates
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1589
Culture
Flemish
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
sheet, trimmed to plate: 35.2 x 27.9 cm (13 7/8 x 11 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l. c.; Inuentm: Hoefnaglij a Joanne von Ach figuratu, Scalpsit G. Sadeler.
  • watermark: bunch of grapes shape
  • inscription: in design, u.l. spandrel: Homo quasi Flos Ingreditur / et noteritur et fugit / velut umbra / et nunquan in / code statu / permanet / Job 14
  • inscription: in plate, bottom: Spectator, has fortasse Parcas autumas,/ Ereboque, Nocteque genitas,/ Quas Iuppiter veretur ipse. Falleris./ ... Hinc mors uides quam lancinet, quam gratia/ Instetque pestem extinguere:/ Sistatur vt animus Deo sui compos,/ Fortis ferendo vincere.
  • inscription: in design, u.r. spandrel: Militia est vita hoijs / super terram / et sicut dies / mercenarij / dies eius / Job: 7
  • inscription: in design, l.l. spandrel: Job: 14. / Quis / potest / facere mudum / Ex. Immundo / Conceptum semine? / Nonne tu quj solus es?
  • inscription: in design, l.r. spandrel: Job: 14 / Costituistj / Illis terminos / Qui praterirj / non poterunt.
  • inscription: in plate, top: NICOMAXIA VITAE
  • inscription: in design, bottom, on altar: POSSIDETE ANIMAS VESTRAS / 1589
  • inscription: in design, in circular frame: INGRESSVS. LAPSVS. GRATIA. EGRESSVS.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/ii
Standard Reference Number
H. 113
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Robert Bradford Wheaton and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.161
Division
European and American Art
Contact
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Descriptions
Description
The Three Fates

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