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Allegory on the Golden Age and the Fall of Man: AD.1.18-168

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Current Location: In storage


Allegory on the Golden Age and the Fall of Man


Printmaker: Matham, Adriaen
Publisher: Matham, Jacob
Draughtsman: Goltzius, Hendrik (After)



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trimmed with narrow margins, 314 x 431

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1876) by Cambridge University Library


17th Century#
Production date: AD 1620


Published posthumously after Goltzius's death.

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  • Text: 168
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.1.18-168
Primary reference Number: 226648
Bartsch: 1
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 162 (after Goltzius)
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 1 (Matham)
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 2 i/iii (Adriaen Matham)
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 457 i/ii (Jacob Matham)
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 528 i/iii (after Goltzius)
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Created: Wednesday 3 April 2019 Updated: Friday 23 September 2022 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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