Riddle: my skin is red, and white liquid is hidden within (Aenigma: Rubra mihi cutis est, latet intus niveus humor)
part 3, sheet 7 Archetypa studiaque patris Georgii Hoefnagelii
Place Made: Frankfurt am Main; Place Made: Germany
Plate: 15.5 x 20.9 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
top: "Aenigma / Rubra mihi cutis est, latet intus niveus humor,
os pro corde gero, semen et illud habet" (trans. Thea Vignau-Wilberg: Riddle: my skin is red, and white liquird is hidden within. I have a mouth instead of heart, and it bears seads [on the mushroom].
bottom: "Rumpimus altricem tenero de vertice terram
Tubem: boletis proxima poma sumus" (trans. Thea Vignau-Wilberg: We truffles purst the nourishing earth with our tender heads. We are a fruit similar to the mushroom)
numbered 7 lower left, and 3 lower right.
Credit / Object Number
Walter H. Kimball Fund
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Possibly Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, 1528-1598), associated artist/maker
After Joris Hoefnagel (Netherlandish, 1542-1600), associated artist/maker
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