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Hearing (Series title: The five Senses)
Stunning allegory of the sense of hearing with a woman tuning a small Renaissance lute. Scattered in the foreground several musical instruments. On the background to the left a deer, her attribute. Name of designer in lower right corner:'.FF. inve[ntor]' and 'h. cock excu.', in margin underneath:'AUDITUS SENSORIUM EXTERIUS EST AURIS ET CRASSUS QUIDAM IN EA AER INTERIUS VERO NERVI AB AURIBUS AD CEREBRUM PERTINENTE'; in upper right corner 'AUDITUS' Engraving on paper, trimmed to platemark; total: 201 x 266 mm; state I/2; upper corners damaged, traces of folding, some dirt on the bottom left, small holes (bottom center on the viol, tiny hole on the chest of the woman), rapaired damage on the bottom margin; New Hollstein 205; Bierens de Haan 232 OMP (Old Masters Prints Black Folders) C (5)
      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
Last Found On: 2017-09-23           Check availability:      Biblio    


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