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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)

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.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John I. Kane.

Our curators have highlighted 15 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Print, Grotesque Panel, plate 6
  • etching with engraving support: white laid paper (l946-12-4-1 is on same sheet).
  • Purchase in memory of Sarah and Eleanor Hewitt.
  • 1946-12-4-2

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); Engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Elder (Dutch, ca. 1565 - 1637); 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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