Antique Print-PORTRAIT-SNELLINX-JORISZ-ERASMUS-Houbraken-1729

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Portrait of Jan Snellinck, David Joris, and Erasmus.

Jan Snellinck (c. 1548-1638), a Flemish painter, draughtsman and designer of tapestries, prints and frescoes. He is known for his large altarpieces and was also recognized as a leading battle painter in his time. Snellinck was active as an art dealer and art collector.

David Joris (c. 1501-1556, sometimes Jan Jorisz or Joriszoon; formerly anglicised David Gorge) was an important Anabaptist leader in the Netherlands before 1540.

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (English: Erasmus of Rotterdam or Erasmus; c.1466-1536) was a Dutch Christian humanist, Catholic theologian, educationalist, satirist and philosopher. Through his vast number of translations, books, essays, prayers and letters, he is considered one of the most influential thinkers of the Northern Renaissance and one of the major figures of Dutch and Western culture.

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Portrait of Jan Snellinck, David Joris, and Erasmus.

Jan Snellinck (c. 1548-1638), a Flemish painter, draughtsman and designer of tapestries, prints and frescoes. He is known for his large altarpieces and was also recognized as a leading battle painter in his time. Snellinck was active as an art dealer and art collector.

David Joris (c. 1501-1556, sometimes Jan Jorisz or Joriszoon; formerly anglicised David Gorge) was an important Anabaptist leader in the Netherlands before 1540.

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (English: Erasmus of Rotterdam or Erasmus; c.1466-1536) was a Dutch Christian humanist, Catholic theologian, educationalist, satirist and philosopher. Through his vast number of translations, books, essays, prayers and letters, he is considered one of the most influential thinkers of the Northern Renaissance and one of the major figures of Dutch and Western culture.

Made by Jacob Houbraken after Arnold Houbraken.

Medium: Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.

Sheet size: 14.2 x 20 cm (5.59 x 7.87 inch). Image size: 9.9 x 15.6 cm. (3.9 x 6.14 inch).

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

PORTRAIT-SNELLINX-JORISZ-ERASMUS | PCO-C45-28

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: Arnold Houbraken (1660-1719) was a Dutch painter and writer from Dordrecht, now remembered mainly as a biographer of Dutch Golden Age painters.

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Dimensions 20 × 14 × 1 cm

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