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Drawing, Recto: Lamentation over the dead Christ; Verso: Zeuxis painting Helen of Troy, ca. 1595

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus. It is dated ca. 1595 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is black chalk, pen and brown ink, grayish-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

7.6 × 10.4 cm (3 in. × 4 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Recto: Lamentation over the dead Christ; Verso: Zeuxis painting Helen of Troy, ca. 1595; Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; black chalk, pen and brown ink, grayish-brown wash on laid paper; 7.6 × 10.4 cm (3 in. × 4 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-2647

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