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Momento Mori (with thoughts of death)...thirty ninth plate in the book... [Title in Russian and French] Imperatorskaya Ermitazhnaya Galereya … Galérie Impériale de l'Ermitage (Saint Petersburg: Gohier Desfontaines, 1847)
Momento Mori (with thoughts of death)...thirty ninth plate in the book... [Title in Russian and French] Imperatorskaya Ermitazhnaya Galereya … Galérie Impériale de l'Ermitage (Saint Petersburg: Gohier Desfontaines, 1847)
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19th century
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Not on display
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Lithograph
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30.7 x 24 cm (image); 53 x 39.4 cm (sheet)
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Europe
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Provenance: bookplate, probably late 19th century, of Biblioteka Gertsova Georgii Georgievicha Mecklenburgskova (library of Herzog von Mecklenburg)
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Remarks: this is an incomplete set of a work published in 30 parts, in two volumes; each part should consist of text and 4 plates; see collation for details.
According to the dedication leaf (to the Russian empress), the work was commissioned by the emperor, and represents largely unpublished material.

Acquisition Date:
1963-01-01
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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

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