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  • Tags: 16th century

Self-Portrait as an Old Man

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This is a copy of the head in Titian’s half-length self-portrait of 1562 now in the Staatliche Museen in Berlin.

Woman in a Red Dress

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The eponymous artist is identified on a brass plaque on the shadow box frame (which is not original). The name does not appear in Thieme-Becker’s Kunstler Lexikon and may be the creation of an art dealer. In which case, it may simply mean this is a…

Four South German Women (Noble and Plebian) from Augsburg and Swabia

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A printmaker active in Antwerp and later in Cologne, de Bruyn worked for publishing houses and was the author and publisher of his own Divesarum (sic) Gentium Armatura Equestris. Ubi fere Europae Asiae atque Africae equitandi ratio propria expressa…

Four Men in Turkish Costume

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A printmaker active in Antwerp and later in Cologne, de Bruyn worked for publishing houses and was the author and publisher of his own Divesarum (sic) Gentium Armatura Equestris. Ubi fere Europae Asiae atque Africae equitandi ratio propria expressa…

Coat of Arms with a Skull

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A coat of arms coupled with a wildman and young lady fuses themes of memento mori, young woman and death, and the ill matched couple. A tour de force of humanist wit, Dürer has engraved his monogram on a tablet below the coat of arms and the date…

Lady Françoise van Egmont

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Goltzius was a major Mannerist artist active in Haarlem in the northern Netherlands from 1577-1590. Lady Françoise van Egmont (d. 1586), done in 1580, is one of his many engraved portrait medallions of leading figures. She was the daughter of Count…

Americae Retectio [Discovery of America]

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Collaert was a Flemish engraver, here copying a design by Stradanus (Jan van der Straeten of Bruges, 1523-1605). Stradanus was a Flemish mannerist artist active in Florence. After 1550, he worked for the Medici and was the teacher of Antonio…

The Swabian (or Swiss) War

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Traut was a painter and draughtsman in Albrecht Dürer’s workshop where he worked along with Hans Baldung Grien. The woodcut of The Swabian (or Swiss) War is one of twelve blocks Traut produced for Dürer’s monumental Triumphal Arch of the…

Portrait of a Woman

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This elegantly dressed woman wears a white coif with enveloping transparent veil, and a high stiff lace collar in 16th-century style with gold tassel ties. A wide white cloth covers her shoulders. She is fingering a crucifix on a long strand of…

François I, King of France

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François I, King of France (1494-1547), is shown in a profile portrait bust facing left. The medallion is inscribed along the curve of the inner gold oval frame "François Ier."