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Bartholomaeus Spranger and his Wife Christina Müller
  • Aegidius Sadeler II, artist
    circa 1570–1629
    born: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Prague, Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
  • Bartholomaeus Spranger and his Wife Christina Müller, 1600
  • Where object was made: Flanders
  • engraving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 298 x 422 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2003.0065
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

Monochromatic image of figures in an interior. There is a man seated at bottom left. His body is facing right and he is looking at the viewer. He is wearing a ruffled collar and chains around his neck. His right elbow is resting on a block with text on the front. There are three female figures behind him. There is a winged female figure in the top left corner. She is holding a horn in each hand. She has bare breasts and drapery around her waist. She is looking down. There is a putti to the right holding a wreath. There is a winged male figure in the center. He is holding a scythe in his right hand. He has a long beard. There is a portrait of a woman in an oval portrait on the right side. She is wearing a cap and a ruffled collar. She is shown from the chest up. There is a putti with a skull in from of it. There is a female figure on either side of the frame. There is a fruit garland above the frame and a cartouche with an inscription. There is a skeleton in the center of the foreground.