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1945

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Print, Sense of Sight, plate from Quinque sensum typi in usum aurifabroru exarati (Images of the Five Senses Engraved for the Benefit of the Goldsmith), ca. 1580

This is a Print. It was engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Elder and after Heinrich Renbage. It is dated ca. 1580 and we acquired it in 1945. Its medium is blackwork and engraving on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was purchased from Dr. William H. Schab and catalogued by Rebekah Pollock. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John I. Kane.

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Its dimensions are

Platemark: 4.7 × 6 cm (1 7/8 × 2 3/8 in.) 4.9 × 6.4 cm (1 15/16 × 2 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Print, Sense of Sight, plate from Quinque sensum typi in usum aurifabroru exarati (Images of the Five Senses Engraved for the Benefit of the Goldsmith), ca. 1580; After Heinrich Renbage (German, active ca. 1580 - 1590); Germany; blackwork and engraving on laid paper; Platemark: 4.7 × 6 cm (1 7/8 × 2 3/8 in.) 4.9 × 6.4 cm (1 15/16 × 2 1/2 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John I. Kane; 1945-6-2-b

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