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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…

Stormy Landscape with Philemon and Baucis

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Bolswert was a Dutch engraver active in Antwerp. The publisher’s name and location are in the lower righthand corner: “Gillis Hendricx excudit. Antwerpia cum privilegio.” The print is based on a painting by Rubens, “Stormy Landscape with…

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…

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…

La paysanne tournée a gauche, un panier a son bras [Peasant woman turned to the left, a basket on her arm]

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Callot, an artist from the town of Nancy in Lorraine was a master of the art of etching. This is one of 16 etchings in a series done between 1617 and 1623. Like many of the prints in this series, it shows the same figure as a study and in a more…

Bearers of Coin and Plate, Bearers of Trophies of Special Armor, from the Triumphs of Caesar

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Mantegna was a celebrated Italian Renaissance painter, noted for his passionate study of Roman antiquities, but he also dominated printmaking in Italy in his period. His designs circulated widely and were avidly collected by other artists in Italy…

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…

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…

Frontispiece, Les Misères et les Malheurs de la Guerre [The Miseries and Misfortunes of War]

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Callot, an artist from the town of Nancy in Lorraine, was a master of the art of etching. His first hand experience of the terror, violence, and suffering of war was shown in his etchings celebrating sieges won by Spanish and French rulers during the…

Guillaume de Lamoignon

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This bust-length portrait of a courtier in an ermine robe looks directly out at the viewer. Guillaume de Lamoignon (1617-1677) was a French jurist and first president of the parlement in 1658. The inscription around the oval frame reads: “Senatus…