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Gold and beauty ensnare the soul: M.H-II-115

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Gold and beauty ensnare the soul
The Vain Hope for Worldly Gain


Printmaker: Swanenburgh, Willem
Printmaker: Coornhert, Dirk Volkertsz (After)
Draughtsman: Heemskerck, Maerten van (After)



Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward


17th Century#
Production date: circa AD 1609


Copy in the same direction with some alterations and six lines of text in English below the border, after Coornhert's etchings after Heemskerck.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.H-II-115
Primary reference Number: 143757
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 136-39 (Heemskerck) copies
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 462 copy (Heemskerck)
Kerrich: p.90-1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 January 2013 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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