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Print, A trapped elephant assisted by others, ca. 1595

This is a Print. It was designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and engraved by Philips Galle. 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

20.5 × 25.8 cm (8 1/16 × 10 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Near left center: Ioan Stradanus invent. / Ioan Collaert Sculp; At lower right: Phls Galle excud.; Below: HUNC SERVANT MOREM NATURAE INSTINCTII ELEPHANTIS...; Lower left: l [lowercase]; Lower right: I [uppercase]

Cite this object as

Print, A trapped elephant assisted by others, ca. 1595; Designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, active Italy, 1523–1605); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 20.5 × 25.8 cm (8 1/16 × 10 3/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson; 1952-37-3

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