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    ANTONIUS WIERINX (Dutch, 1555-1624)
    The Element Air: Humiditate mea plante capique virescunt, / Piscibus et vitam munere reddo meo., before 1594
    Copper engraving
    8-3/4 x 11-1/4 inches (22.2 x 28.6 cm)
    Signed in the plate by artist and engraver, respectively: Antonius Wierinx / Ft. lower right; Eduardus ab hoeswinkel / exc. lower left.
    Inscribed in Polish on cardboard backing of the frame: Kup. u. Kraków od p. Pancyrka ul. Piotra Michalowskiego in 1928 v. . bez. ramek (Purchased in Krakow from Mr. Pancyrk at Piotr Michalowski street in 1928, without frame [crossed out]. No frame.) Additionally a typed label verso in Polish identifies the print by artist and generically as a "mythological scene."

    FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. EDMUND P. PILLSBURY
    PROVENANCE:
    Acquired in 1928 in Crakow, Poland by a previous owner (per note verso).

    LITERATURE:
    Louis Joseph Alvin, Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre des trois freres Wierix, 1866, Brussels, listed as one of the suite of four prints forming "The Four Elements" nos. 1473-1477, pp. 295-6.


    Condition Report*:

    Framed Dimensions 10.75 X 13.5 Inches

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    February, 2012
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