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Print - Riches


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Soest (Printed)

  • Date:

    1549 (Printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aldegrever, Heinrich, born 1502 (Printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 2

Physical description

A black and white print on paper depicting a draped female figure holding a vase in her right hand and a purse in her left. Beside her feet is a money chest and bags spilling coins.

Place of Origin

Soest (Printed)


1549 (Printed)


Aldegrever, Heinrich, born 1502 (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Dated '1549' and signed with the monogram 'AG' in the upper right of the plate.


Height: 7.1 cm Cut to, Width: 5.1 cm Cut to

Descriptive line

Print by Heinrich Aldegrever, 'Riches', plate from a suite of 14 plates representing Virtues and Vices, etching, 1549-1550

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929
Mielke, Ursula., Hollstein’s German, engravings, etchings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700 (Rotterdam: Sound and Vision Publishers, 2004): vol. 3, Heinrich Aldegrever, no.107.
Robert A. Koh, ed. The Illustrated Bartsch, 16. Early German Masters, Jacob Bink, George Pencz and Heinrich Aldegrever. New York: Abaris Books, 1981. no. 107.


Paper; Material


Engraving; Technique

Subjects depicted

Subject; Wealth; Allegorical figures


Ornament prints; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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