Antique Print-PORTRAIT-JOANNA-KOERTEN-Houbraken-van der Plas-1729

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‘JOANNA KOERTEN BLOK.’

– Portrait of Johanna Koerten, (or Joanna Koerten, married name Joanna Block) (1650-1715) was a Dutch artist who excelled in painting, drawing, embroidery, glass etching, and wax modeling. She achieved fame as a silhouette cutter, the art of creating outline images from pieces of cut paper mounted on a contrasting background. She produced landscapes, seascapes, flowers, portraits, and religious scenes in this medium. Her clients included Peter the Great of Russia, Frederick Elector of Brandenburg, Johan de Witt and William III of England.

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Portrait of Johanna Koerten, (or Joanna Koerten, married name Joanna Block) (1650-1715) was a Dutch artist who excelled in painting, drawing, embroidery, glass etching, and wax modeling. She achieved fame as a silhouette cutter, the art of creating outline images from pieces of cut paper mounted on a contrasting background. She produced landscapes, seascapes, flowers, portraits, and religious scenes in this medium. Her clients included Peter the Great of Russia, Frederick Elector of Brandenburg, Johan de Witt and William III of England.

Made by Jacob Houbraken after David van der Plas.

Medium: Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.

Sheet size: 9.7 x 15.2 cm (3.82 x 5.98 inch). Image size: 9.5 x 14.8 cm. (3.74 x 5.83 inch).

Condition: good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

PORTRAIT-JOANNA-KOERTEN | PCO-C45-24

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Great Theatre of Dutch Painters and Paintresses, or De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen, as it was originally known in Dutch, is a series of artist biographies with engraved portraits written by the 18th-century painter Arnold Houbraken. It was published in three volumes as a sequel to Karel van Mander’s own list of biographies known as the Schilder-boeck. The first volume appeared in 1718, and was followed by the second volume in 1719, the year Houbraken died. The third and last volume was published posthumously by Houbraken’s wife and children in 1721. This work is considered to be a very important source of information on 17th-century artists of the Netherlands. The Schouburg is listed as one of the thousand most important works in the Canon of Dutch Literature [nl] from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Biography engraver: Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) was a Dutch engraver, etcher and collector and the son of the artist and biographer Arnold Houbraken.

Biography artist: David van der Plas (1647-1704), was a Dutch Golden Age portrait painter.

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Dimensions 15 × 9 × 1 cm

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