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Print, Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus

This is a Print. It was after Hans Holbein the Younger. It is dated ca. 1630. Its medium is engraving on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of George Campbell Cooper. It is credited Bequest of George Campbell Cooper.

Its dimensions are

21.2 × 14.5 cm (8 3/8 × 5 11/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in monogram in plate, lower left: [stylized LV]

It is inscribed

Inscriptions in margin below: "DESIDERIVS ERASMVS TOTTERDAMVS ... ergo Numiliter Lucas"; lower left: "Vorsterman sculpter D.D."; center: "Hansus Holbenius pinxit"; lower right: "Cum Privilegye Reg."

Cite this object as

Print, Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus; After Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98 – 1543); Netherlands; engraving on laid paper; 21.2 × 14.5 cm (8 3/8 × 5 11/16 in.); Bequest of George Campbell Cooper; 1896-3-113

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