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Print, Fighting serpents with fire, ca. 1595

This is a Print. It was after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus. It is dated ca. 1595 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. A. W. Erickson. It is credited Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson.

Its dimensions are

20.3 × 26.2 cm (8 in. × 10 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Near left center: I. Stradanus inv. / C. de Mallery Sculp. / Phls Galle exc.; Below: INGENTEM VEGETO SERPENTEM...; Lower left: 44; Lower right: XVI

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Print, Fighting serpents with fire, ca. 1595; After Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 20.3 × 26.2 cm (8 in. × 10 5/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson; 1952-37-16

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