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The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow 2017
"Hodie Mihi Cras Tibi" (Latin for "My turn today, yours tomorrow")
CRE BRUGGEN, Jan van der; (Flemish; b. before 1649-c1731) AFTER SADELER, Aegidius; (Flemish; 1570-1629)?
printed in black
27.0 x 19.3
"Sadeler In: J: Vander Brugghe F."
"Vigilate quia nescitis diem neque horam.....detrimentum patiatur ? Matth. 16"
the background gone over in chalk.
The title, in Latin, announces: "[Death] for me today; tomorrow for you", and the Latin text underneath quotes Matthew's Gospel description of the end of time. This print appears to have come from William Hunter's collection of prints, which included other early mezzotints. Van der Bruggen worked for a time in Paris, where Hunter may have acquired this print when he went to study surgery in 1743.
SKULL : DEATH : EARLY MEZZOTINT : MEMENTO MORI : ST MATTHEW'S GOSPEL : HUNTER 2007 :