Example 42: Print, etching

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • prints and drawings • European art
*Work Type [link]: • etching
*Title: Shell (Murex brandaris)
*Creator Display: Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607-1677)
*Role [link]: printmaker [link]: Hollar, Wenceslaus
*Creation Date: ca. 1645 [controlled]: Earliest: 1640 • Latest: 1650
*Subject [links]: • animal • still life • shell • Murex brandaris (marine mollusk)
Culture [link]: Bohemian
*Current Location [link]: National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC, USA) • ID: 1992.17.2
*Measurements: plate: 9.5 x 13.6 cm ( 3 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches)
[controlled]: Extent: plate • Value: 9.5 Unit: cm Type: height | • Value: 13.6 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques: etching on laid paper
Material [links]: • ink • laid paper Technique [links]: • etching
Description: Pliny’s dye-producing “purpura” was probably this species, Murex brandaris.

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