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Maker(s):Wierix, Johannes; Dürer, Albrecht, after
Culture:Flemish (1549-ca. 1618); German (1471-1528)
Title:Melencolia I
Date Made:1602; 1514 original
Type:Print
Materials:Etching; ink on paper
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 19 in x 14 in; 48.3 cm x 35.6 cm; Sheet: 11 1/8 in x 8 1/8 in; 28.3 cm x 20.6 cm; Plate: 9 3/8 in x 7 5/16 in; 23.8 cm x 18.6 cm; Image: 9 5/16 in x 7 1/4 in; 23.7 cm x 18.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTIONS: recto, upp. l. (etched in plate): MELENCOLIA I ; recto, lwr. r. (etched in plate): 1514 / AD ; SIGNATURE/DATE: recto, lwr. l. (etched in plate): IOHAN WIRIX FECIT ANN 1602
Accession Number:  MH 2010.15
Credit Line:Purchase with the Jean C. Harris Art Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
mh_2010_15_v1.jpg

Description:
Etching after Durer's original print. Seated angel leaning head on hand. Dog lying at her feet. Cherub seated on mill stone. Magic square, bat, carpentry tools, geometry, sphere, melancholy.

Tags:
angels; geometry; sadness; dogs

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