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Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (after a French engraving, printed)

  • Date:

    1642-1665 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ganiere, Jean, born 1615 - died 1666 (engraver)
    Gentileschi, Artemisia, born 1593 (artist)
    Stent, Peter, born 1613 - died 1665 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving and stipple engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1769-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EL, shelf 84

Physical description

A memento mori depicting a child asleep beside a skull.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (after a French engraving, printed)

Date

1642-1665 (made)

Artist/maker

Ganiere, Jean, born 1615 - died 1666 (engraver)
Gentileschi, Artemisia, born 1593 (artist)
Stent, Peter, born 1613 - died 1665 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving and stipple engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'P Stent excud.'
Lettered

'Fix this rare Emblem on thy Closet Dore, Death is a Haven, to which all winds drive, Be therefore wise, that when thy Corps shall lie And be in love with Vanity no more. And where at last each Mortall must Arrive at Anchor, thus, thy Soule may mount on high.'
Lettered

With the mark of the collection of H. Fussli & Cie (Lugt 1008) on the back

Dimensions

Height: 15.4 cm cut to, Width: 21.6 cm cut to

Object history note

This print is an impression of an engraving dating from 1640 by Ganiere presumably after a work by Gentileschi.

Descriptive line

Print published by Peter Stent, impression of an engraving by Jean Ganiere after a painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, depicting a child asleep beside a skull, engraving and stipple engraving, Great Britain, 1642-65

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Globe, Alexander. Peter Stent, London printseller, circa 1642-1665 : being a catalogue raisonné of his engraved prints and books. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1985. 268pp, illus. ISBN: 0774802219.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving; Stipple

Subjects depicted

Mortality; Collectors' marks; Child; Memento mori; Skull; Death

Categories

Prints; Copies and Facsimilies; Death

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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