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King Arthur

1530-1562 (Printed)
Place of origin


Object details

Object type
TitleKing Arthur (popular title)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Virgil Solis. King Arthur. Plate from a series of 9 showing celebrated heroes within an ornamnetal border of strapwork. German, 1530-1562.
Physical description
  • Cut to height: 8.4cm
  • Cut to width: 5.7cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • Signed with the monogram 'VS' in the centre right of the plate.
  • Lettered in the lower centre of the plate: 'CVNNIG ARTVS'
Subject depicted
Associated object
E.205-1885 (Copy)
Bibliographic references
  • de Jong, M. and de Groot, I., Ornamentprenten in het Rijksprentenkabinet I, 15de & 16de eeuw, ‘s-Gravenhage, 1988, no. 454.8.
  • Peters, Jane S., ed. The Illustrated Bartsch, 19 (Part 1). German masters of the sixteenth century: Virgil Solis: Intaglio Prints and Woodcuts. New York: Abaris Books, 1985. No. 61.
  • Absolon, Patrick (ed.), Le Roi Arthur: une legende en devenir, Paris, Somogy, 2008
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Record createdDecember 12, 2007
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