Dutch emblem print

Description
Engraving from a Dutch emblem book of the 1630s, possibly engraved by Cornelis Cort or one of his circle. The text of the original volume is in Dutch, but the proverb below the image is in Italian: "A gatto che lecca Spiedo,/non gli fidato arrosto" [Do not entrust a roast to a cat licking the spit.].
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
engraving
date made
1635
maker
Cort, Cornelis
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 13.2 cm x 13.4 cm; 5 3/16 in x 5 9/32 in
support: 22.5 cm x 20.75 cm; 8 27/32 in x 8 5/32 in
place made
The Netherlands
ID Number
1978.0534.09
accession number
1978.0534
catalog number
1978.0534.09
subject
Cats
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Communications
Marsh Collection
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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