Artwork of the Day: Quintum Creationis Opus – Creation of Animals

2001.100.9007


Quintum Creationis Opus – Creation of Animals

“Quintum Creationis Opus – Creation of Animals”

Number: 2001.100.9007

Description: Copper engraving of an image of God (man, center in robes, with aura around his head, arms extended) standing on shore surrounded by birds, fish and other animals; filling the sky and covering the ground. Text below, in German, “Das Funfte Tag der Schopfung. Quintus Creationis Opus…” (The Fifth Day of Creation) Engraving on copper, based on Genesis, Ch. 1. Originally engraved by Jan Sadeler, ca. 1585.

Geo/Culture: Europe –German
Object: print
Title: Quintum Creationis Opus – Creation of Animals
Artist/Maker: de Vos, Marten –Engelbrecht, Martin
Date: ca. 1720
Material: engraving, paper
Dimensions: [H]7 1/16″ [W]9 7/8″

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3 responses to “Artwork of the Day: Quintum Creationis Opus – Creation of Animals

  1. please could let me know if there is a copyright on this engraving; quintum creationis opus. Thank you

    • michaellapides

      Deb: There is no copyright on this work. We can supply you high quality file for reproduction if you are interested.

      • That would be wonderful thank you. It is not for commercial use, but for a very good cause. I am writing a pamphlet to persuade policy makers to take protective action for European seas. Should there be an acknowledgment for you or the museum? My email is debbo67@hotmail.co.uk

        Thanks, Deb

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