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Drawing, The Penitent Man on his Deathbed; The Penitent Man Visited by a Priest and Angels

This is a drawing. It was created by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and published by Philips Galle and collaborator: Luigi Alamanni and engraved by Karel van Mallery. It is dated ca. 1590 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

10.6 × 14.9 cm (4 3/16 × 5 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Recto, left, at bottom margin: diavoli / malato in lette demonie intorno padre / e madera sorella fratelli a pressa confor / tando el malate. servitori / chavali casa da riche Recto, left, numbered at upper left: 1. Recto, right, numbered at upper center: 2 [corrected from 3] Recto, right, at bottom margin: malate comfesse diavoli fugano / angeli a presso il malato e confessore / con li parenti langele copra con uno / panno uno angele copra padre e madera Verso, top margin [in Luigi Alamanni's hand]: Ruberto Titi ha stampato un comento sopra l' eglo(gie) / di Calfurnio et Nemesiano Verso, at center [in Luigi Alamanni's hand]: l'arco e trionfale per le vittorie degl ' imperatori / nel lontano e Troia che abbrucia, et enea che porta il / padre, et figlio che furno principio de Romani. / Sopra il piedestalo e ill tevere, et la lupa con Romolo, et Remo. / Nel piedestilo e Romolo, che con l'aratro disegna le mure / di Roma, sonvi appiccati i trofei delle vittorie. / sotto vi e il mondo, et quella parte della terra che signoreggiarono. / attorno n' e l'arco trionfale per le vittorie degl' imperatori. / evvi Marte e Venere padri di Enea, e di Romolo. / l'aquila insegna de Romani sostiene il titolo dell'opera. Verso, at center above image [in Stradanus's hand]: in hebben ghescriven dat de sniden met Galle ghedaen es / farre ...dal galle pianeta gove e la / titola e le garesse da lepanto e le statuti da / ... e mandare la secondo titola delli imperadori / America Africa Asia Europa

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Penitent Man on his Deathbed; The Penitent Man Visited by a Priest and Angels; Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on laid paper; 10.6 × 14.9 cm (4 3/16 × 5 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2634

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