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Plate 24: Charles V crowned Emperor by the Pope; from Guillielmus Becanus's 'Serenissimi Principis Ferdinandi, Hispaniarum Infantis...'

Artist:
Pieter de Jode II (Flemish, 1606–ca. 1674)
Artist:
After Gaspar de Crayer (Flemish, 1584–1669)
Publisher:
Johannes Meursius (Flemish, active 1620–47)
Published in:
Antwerp
Date:
1636
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet (Trimmed): 10 3/4 × 13 1/2 in. (27.3 × 34.3 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Prints-Fete
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.7424
Not on view
On January 28, 1635, the city of Ghent celebrated the entry of Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Spain, the recently appointed governor of the Southern Netherlands. A group of Flemish artists were commissioned to create paintings for the decoration of two triumphal arches erected in the city's main square for the occasion. Though the majority of these canvases are now lost, the engravings in Guillielmus Becanus's 'Serenissimi Principis Ferdinandi, Hispaniarum Infantis, S.R.E. Cardinalis, Triumphalis Introitus in Flandriae Metropolim Gandavum', Antwerp [1636], illustrate what the series looked like. The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns 34 plates from the set of 42.
Inscription: Lettered in plate along bottom border: 'PERPETVO TERRIS IMPERET ILLA DOMVS.'; numbered bottom right: '24.'
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: Gustave Mayer Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
SKB 1939 cat. no. 2948; Vinet 1874 cat. no. 626; Ruggieri 1873 cat. no. 1086
Catalogue des Livres Rares et Precieux Composant la Bibliotèque de M. E.F.D. Ruggieri. Adolphe Labitte, Paris, 1873, cat. no. 1086, p. 233.

Ernest Vinet Bibliographie méthodique et raisonnée des beaux-arts esthétique et histoire de l'art, archéologie, architecture, sculpture, peinture, gravure, arts industriels, etc., etc.,. 1874, cat. no. 626, p. 78.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Katalog der Ornamentstich-sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin. Berlin and Leipzig, 1939, cat. no. 2948, p. 381.

Ornament prints in the Rijksmuseum II : the seventeenth century. 3, Rotterdam, 2004, cat. no. 10202, p. 93.



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