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.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Daniel Hopfer, I
- Ornament with Arabesques
- Germany (Artist's nationality)
- 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.)
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.