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Print, An Orca at Ostia, ca. 1595

This is a Print. It was engraved by Adriaen Collaert and Philips Galle and 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.

It is credited Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson.

Its dimensions are

19.6 × 26.1 cm (7 11/16 × 10 1/4 in.)

It is signed

Printed in plate, on wall, lower center: Phls Galle excud.; in plate, lower left: Ioan. Stradanus invent. Adr. Collaert Sculp.

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, lower left margin: Ostiae in extremum littus prolabitur Orca. / Retibus atqz plagis concludit Claudius oras.; lower right margin: Orcan è nauigijs oppugnat milite crebro. / Romani haec Spectant laeti Spectacula ciues.; lower left: 86.; lower right: XIX.

Cite this object as

Print, An Orca at Ostia, ca. 1595; Engraved by Adriaen Collaert (Flemish, ca. 1560 – 1618); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 19.6 × 26.1 cm (7 11/16 × 10 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson; 1952-37-22

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