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Ornament with Arabesques

A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.


1526/30, printed 1684


Daniel Hopfer, I
German, 1470-1536

About this artwork

This playfully grotesque ornament represents a candalabra-like concoction that is reflected on a vertical axis, with slight differences in the fantastic creatures on either side. The “64” scratched into the plate at lower left marks this impression as a later one, published in a compiled edition of Hopfer’s prints in 1684.


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Prints and Drawings


Daniel Hopfer, I


Ornament with Arabesques


Germany (Artist's nationality)

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Designed 1526–1530


Etching in black on ivory laid paper


Image/plate: 25.8 × 18.9 cm (10 3/16 × 7 1/2 in.); Sheet: 26.8 × 19.9 cm (10 9/16 × 7 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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