Here is a wonderful sculpture at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (inv. BK-16083): it represents a walking man with a raised left arm and the right protrunding outwards. The description of the item in the museum’s website reads: De man staat … Continue reading A “walking man” that has lost his cello.
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 … Continue reading A recently sold print.
Countless are the ways music and visual arts meet. Here is the short account of what was recently discovered behind a painting on copper.* This tale begins at the beginning of last summer, in June, on my trip back from … Continue reading The plate and the painter: on a little discovery in late 2017
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
Antonio Tempesta (1555 – 1630) Musicians and singers [Harvard Museum 61.2007 and 63.2007] Continue reading 2 Tempestas
Antonio Caranzano (active 1577 – 1618) [Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, WA1863.4008] GRANDEZZA MAHUMETANA / IGNORANTIA MAHUMETANA , when images are worth a thousand words Continue reading The Double
Giovanni Pietro Birago (active c.1471/1474 – 1513) [Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, WA1863.1623] Nereid and two children playing musical instruments Continue reading Strings and Winds
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