About this artwork
In this emblematic portrait of Haarlem, the view of the city in the background suggests the richness that has already graced the landscape. The palm, sword, stars, and crosses with which the cherubim cavort symbolize the city, and the requisite Latin poem by Peter Scriverius (himself depicted in 1923.1038) reinforces the fair citadel’s virtue and promise.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Cornelis Visscher
- Coat of Arms of Haarlem, end page to Counts and Countesses of Holland, Zeeland and West-Frisia
- Holland (Artist's nationality)
- Etching and engraving on ivory laid paper
- Inscribed recto, in image (on banderole in palm): "VICIT VIM VIRTVS."
- Sheet; trimmed: 40.7 × 29.6 cm (16 1/16 × 11 11/16 in.)
- Gift of Horace S. Oakley