Artist Jan van de Velde, Dutch, 1593-1641
Artist after Willem Buytewech, Dutch, 1591-1624
  • Terra
  • Earth (alternate title)
  • The Four Elements (series title)
Date ca. 1617
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 7 1/2 × 11 3/8 inches (19.1 × 28.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, John S. Newberry Fund
Accession Number 73.7
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, lower left edge of image: J. V. Velde. fecit.
Marks Watermark, center of sheet
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, below image, center: TERRA.
Inscribed, in Latin: two lines of text on either side of the central inscription]
Inscribed, lower right edge: WB
1973-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Franken, D., and van der Kellen, J. L'oeuvre de Jan Van de Velde. Amsterdam, 1968 (1883), no. 134.