Four Men in Turkish Costume

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Title

Four Men in Turkish Costume

From Diverse Clothing of the Nations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America

Description

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 est (Cologne: A. Bruijnuis excude, 1577) which contains 52 engravings of horsemen and women.

de Bruyn’s last known signed work was the Omnium poene Europae, Asiae, Aphricae atque Americe Gentium Habitus imagines by Hadrian Dammen published in Cologne in 1577 (and Antwerp in 1581) which contains 206 costumed figures on 50 plates. This print possibly comes from this same collection of costume studies.

Captions, one under each figure, are as follows: “Puer apud Turc. Stabu[lar]ius. Turc Imperatoris coquus. Arabs habitu gentili. Classiarius arcu Turc. & sagittis armatus.” Below the captions is the plate number 36. The second figure holds a cloth filled with fruits. The fourth has a bow around his neck and wears a scimeter. Compare de Bruyn’s costume study of German women from Augsburg (2006.27).

Creator

Attributed to Abraham de Bruyn (Flemish, 1540-1587)

Source

Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Date

1577 or 1581

Contributor

Purchase of the Robert J. Gerberg '59, Robert G. Gordon '50 and Friends of the Picker Art Gallery funds

Format

12 3/4 x 8 5/8 in.

Medium

Engraving

Type

Prints

Identifier

2006.26

Spatial Coverage

Flemish

Temporal Coverage

16th century

Collection

Citation

Attributed to Abraham de Bruyn (Flemish, 1540-1587), “Four Men in Turkish Costume,” Selected Old Masters from the Picker Art Gallery, accessed March 23, 2017, http://pickeroldmasters.omeka.net/items/show/73.