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Print - La Sagesse et Le Temps Placant Le Throne Royal sur Le Globe Terrestre
  • La Sagesse et Le Temps Placant Le Throne Royal sur Le Globe Terrestre
    Etienne Delaune
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La Sagesse et Le Temps Placant Le Throne Royal sur Le Globe Terrestre

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    c.1557 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Etienne Delaune (designed and engraved by)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case EO, shelf 14, box A

Physical description

Wisdom on the left and Time on the right as a satyr holding a scythe in his right hand and a crescent in his left.

Place of Origin

France (made)


c.1557 (made)


Etienne Delaune (designed and engraved by)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Lower-right: 'S'
Lettered on the right at the bottom


Diameter: 3.9 cm cut

Object history note

The issue which is described by R-D has the lettering cum. pri. Regis below the exergue outside the composition. None of the impressions in the Collection have this lettering. In two cases the plates have been cut (R-D 140, 141, pls. 1 and 2 but in pls. 3, 4 and 5 there is room for the lettering. As all impressions are very good, an issue prior to R-D has been assumed. The plates are described in the order of R-D.

Descriptive line

Etienne Delaune, 1 of 5 plates from a suite of 9 entitled Allégories à La Gloire de Henri II. French, c.1557.

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

Robert Dumesnil, Le Peintre-Graveur Français, vol. XI, (1865), 141.

Christophe Pollet, Les Gravures d'Etienne Delaune, (1518-1583), vol. I, (Villeneuve d'Asq: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2003), 32.

Taken from departmental notes.
Robert-Dumesnil, A.P.F. Le Peinture-Graveur Français. Paris, 1835-71.

Production Note

It is possible the plates in this set were printed before 1562. One plate in this set (not in collection) resembles the composition of a coin dated 1562 (R-D. citing Mariette, 142 footnote (1)).



Subjects depicted

Satyr; Crescent; Scythe


Prints; Ornament prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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