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Sophonisbe drinks the poison cup
  • Heinrich Aldegrever
    1502–1555 or 1561
    born: Paderborn, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Soest, Westphalia, Germany ; active: Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • Sophonisbe drinks the poison cup, 1553
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 115 x 72 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 126 x 91 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 4 1/2 x 2 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 4 15/16 x 3 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1990.0088
Label Text

Sophonisbe, with on breast and leg exposed is seated in an aldicula and drinks from a large cup. Courtly male left with sword holds his hat in his left hand and raises the other to his breast. Combination of line and stipple work.