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 … Continue reading Veronese docet.
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. Continue reading Music Iconography at the Morgan
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. Continue reading Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018 – Catalogue
Back in 2014 I was asked to write an article for the Festschrift dedicated to Prof. Ton Koopman for his 70th birthday (ed. Albert Clement, Studies in Baroque, Butz Verlag 2014). I wrote a piece on one etching in his … Continue reading Bouchardon and Geminiani
Latest blog post on Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur concerning the art of printmaking. Literally. http://antiquariaatvandersteur.blogspot.nl/2018/02/from-sketch-to-press-on-print-making.html Continue reading From sketch to press: On printmaking
Il Colombo overo l’India riscoperta, is a ‘dramma per musica’ written by cardinal Pietro Ottoboni in 1690 [link to Googlebook], published under the pseudonym of Crateo Pradelini (anagram of Cardinal Pietro). As one reads on the titlepage ‘da rappresentarsi al … Continue reading The frontispiece of Il Colombo
I ran into a drawing by Giovanni Pietro Ligari (1686-1748) at the Casa Ligari museum in Sondrio (Palazzo Sassi de Lavizzari). It looked too Flemish to me. In fact it is a copy after a beautiful engraving by AEgidius Sadeler (1570-1629) after a desing by Bartholomeus Spranger (1546-1611) [Rijksmuseum RP-P-OB-5110]. hypnotic lines. For more on drawings imitating prints see the very recent article by Simon Turner: “Drawings Imitating Prints: Pierre van Schuppen”, in Print Quarterly, XXXV, Sept. 2018, 3, pp. 259-269. Fig. 174 is van Schuppe’s pen and ink copy after the same print by Sadeler (Vienna, Albertina). Continue reading Noli me Tangere
Finally Catalogue #40 on Heraldry is out! Here’s the link https://issuu.com/antiquariaatvandersteur/docs/40catalogue 13th May an exhibition with a choice of items will be held at Antiquariaat van der Steur in The Hague https://www.facebook.com/events/271335333303366/ Continue reading Finally Catalogue#40