Jan van der Straet

Emperor Claudius fights a whale in the harbour of Ostia, ca. 1596
New York City, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design [..]
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Physical connection
Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.

double sided drawing, part of a sketch book

onderdeel van een of meerdere uit elkaargenomen en verknipte schetsboekjes
paper, pen in brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk
rectangle (landscape format) 103 x 138 mm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • inscription in verso: nel porto de Hostia claudio imperadore prese un orca pesse balena / era venuta quivi allettata dal naufragio di pelle venute di francia / le quali seguendo si ficco nel lido, Cesare fece tendere molto reti / alle focci del porto et andandovi / con i soldati di sua guardia fece / vedere bello spettacolo al popolo Romano tiranano i soldati / lange da barchetti, uno de quali si sommerse essendo ripeno / al aqua che sottiava la bestia nel medesimo capitolo
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Jan van der Straet
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1596 (1595 - 1597)
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Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
  • reversed design for

    gravure in de serie Venationes; The New Hollstein Johannes Stradanus 2008, dl. 3, nr. 484, afb.

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Creation date: 2012-07-06; Last modified date: 2020-01-23


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