The detail in the picture is taken from a small impression included in an illustrated Bible from 1642. The signature reads: “MHem.In. / CVS” and something. These inscription indicates that Maarten van Heemskerck (1498 – 1574) invented the composition and Christoffel van Sichem (1581‒1658) engraved it on a woodblock. Interestingly, the item designed besides…
A recently sold print.
Recently we sold a print rarely seen in collections, the “Christ and his disciples on the way to Emmaus”, engraved by Domenico Vito, monaco Vallombrosano (fl. 1574-1578). This composition is a mirrored smaller copy from another engraving made by Philips Galle (1537-1612) in 1571, likely after a painting by Pieter Bruegel the elder (1526/30-1569) [New…
Besides facing the legendary Gioconda in Paris at the Louvre, the Marriage at Cana by Veronese (1528-1588) – way more funny to behold, and definitely much bigger – served as iconographic source for many musical companies from thereafter. The iconic composition is echoed in numerous works by artists worldwide who took inspiration from Veronese’s painting…
Music Iconography at the Morgan
Here is a selection of images from the online database of the Morgan Library and Museum . The works on paper date from the 17th century. Enjoy.
Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018 – Catalogue
Here is the pdf fair catalogue of Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur. Amsterdam_6-7Oct The fair will take place in Amsterdam at Mariott Hotel the 6th and 7th of October 2018. For more please visit https://amsterdambookfair.net/home/. Free entrace.
#ANN: Convegno Fiamminghi al Sud. Oltre Napoli 20-21 Sept 2018 ROME
#IT: Il convegno apre uno spazio di confronto tra gli specialisti sull’apporto delle opere e degli artisti fiamminghi e olandesi alla cultura figurativa meridionale tra il XV e il XVII secolo, non solo nel suo centro, Napoli, quanto soprattutto nelle sue regioni più periferiche e in Sicilia, aree fin qui oggetto di ricerche parcellizzate e…