Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Two Pendant Designs with Sun-Dials on Top

Series/Portfolio:
Designs for Pendants I
Artist:
Jan Collaert I (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1530–1581 Antwerp)
Date:
after 1581
Medium:
Engraving; second state of two (New Hollstein)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 15/16 × 5 3/16 in. (17.7 × 13.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.85.12
Not on view
Vertical panel with two pendant designs with strapwork and grotesques. Both ornaments are suspended from small jewelled motifs tied with ribbon above and are topped by circular sun-dials. The design at left shows two outward-facing grotesques with female heads on serpentine necks. The design at right has griffins flanking the sun-dial and a clock at bottom center. Plate 10 from a set of ten plates with pendant designs, with deities and strapwork backgrounds. The first edition of the series was published in Antwerp by Philips Galle in 1581 and exists in two states; two later editions – the first published by Theodoor Galle after 1600 and the second by Johannes Galle after 1636 – were also produced in Antwerp. Jan Collaert I produced several series of plates with pendant designs, a practice continued by his son, Adriaen Collaert.
Inscription: At bottom right: 10
Vendor: R. L. Whittle
New Hollstein, Collaert Dynasty VI.291.1653 ii/ii; SKB 721(1); Guilmard 480.13a
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