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Lucas Vorsterman
Flemish (1595 - 1675) Primary

Gerard Seghers
Flemish (1591 - 1651) Painter

Octavio Piccolomineo de Aragona

17th century
Engraving on laid paper

9 1/2 in. x 6 15/16 in. (24.1 cm x 17.6 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: X.924
Geography: Europe, Belgium
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Engravings
Culture/Nationality: Flemish

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  • counts - Continental European noblemen holding a countship, ranking on the same level as British earls, below dukes and marquises and above viscounts.
  • engravings - Prints on paper incorporating impressions of a reverse design created on a printing plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised (engraved) using burins or gravers. Historically, "engravings" has sometimes been incorrectly used to refer to all prints, regardless of the specific technique. For prints made from designs engraved on a flat wooden block, use "wood cuts"; for prints made from a plate that is etched rather than engraved, use "etchings."
  • Flemish - Refers to the culture of the southern Netherlands, roughly corresponding to modern Belgium, Luxembourg, and part of France, particularly during the historical period when Flanders was an independent principality.
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