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Virgil Suspended in a Basket
  • Lucas van Leyden
    circa 1494–1533
    born: Leyden, Holland (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Leyden, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Netherlands)
  • Virgil Suspended in a Basket, 1525
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 243 x 190 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 9/16 x 7 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0047
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In the foreground is a group of people sitting and standing on steps. There are a few children playing to the left of the steps. and some children in the lower left corner. In the left background is a building and a window which has a basket hanging from it. There is a man (identified as Virgil) inside the basket.