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The Three Genii
  • Johan Wierix, artist
    born: Antwerp, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Brussels, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
    Albrecht Dürer
    born: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Holy Roman Empire (prese
  • The Three Genii, 1561 or 1565
  • Where object was made: Flanders
  • engraving, possibly etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 116 x 75 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 118 x 77 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 4 9/16 x 2 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 3 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0025

Engraving is attached to an album page. The image is of two puttis blowing horns into the air while holding up a blank escutcheon. A third putto hovers while holding a helmet.