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  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (printed)

  • Date:

    1530-1562 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Solis, Virgil, born 1514 - died 1562 (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.291-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case EO, shelf 41

Physical description

An engraving depicting Alexander the Great set within an ornamental border of strapwork.

Place of Origin

Nuremberg (printed)

Date

1530-1562 (printed)

Artist/maker

Solis, Virgil, born 1514 - died 1562 (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

Signed with the monogram 'VS' in the centre right of the plate.

Lettered in the lower centre of the plate:

'DER. GROS. ALEXANDER'

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 cm Cut to, Width: 5.7 cm Cut to

Descriptive line

Print by Virgil Solis, Alexander the Great, plate from a series of 9 showing celebrated heroes within an ornamental border of strapwork, German, 1530-1562

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

de Jong, M. and de Groot, I., Ornamentprenten in het Rijksprentenkabinet I, 15de & 16de eeuw, ‘s-Gravenhage, 1988, no. 454.5.
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. 58.
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Ornament prints; Prints; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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