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You Will Never Get Crabs to Walk Forwards (Nunquam Efficies ut Recte Incedant Cancri…)

Jacob Hoefnagel, possibly with Theodor de Bry, after Joris Hoefnagel1592

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, United States

Details

  • Title: You Will Never Get Crabs to Walk Forwards (Nunquam Efficies ut Recte Incedant Cancri…)
  • Creator: Jacob Hoefnagel, possibly with Theodor de Bry, after Joris Hoefnagel
  • Date Created: 1592
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Inscribed in plate: “Zodiaci gemino munitum forcipe signum, / Pugnantem Alcidon mordicus arripui. / Et testudineo, gressu, feror octipus, aequor, / Ennato, sum foedum luctiferumque malum…”
  • Set or Series Title: Archetypes and Studies by Georg Hoefnagel
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2006
  • Materials & Techniques: Engraving on laid paper
  • Keywords: animals, aphorisms, crabs, proverbs
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Plate six from Part Four of Archetypes and Studies by Georg Hoefnagel (Archetypa Studiaque Patris Georgii Hoefnagelii)
  • Associated People: Created by Jacob Hoefnagel (Dutch (Flemish), 1573 - ca. 1630), Possibly with Theodor de Bry (German, 1528-1598), After Joris Hoefnagel (Flemish, 1542-1601)
  • Accession Number: 2006.3.3

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