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Lower parts of two columns of the Corinthian order, decorated with armorial trophies, leaves and figures, plate 17, from Das ander Buech Gemacht auff die zway Colonnen, Corinthia und Composita

Lower parts of two columns of the Corinthian order, decorated with armorial trophies, leaves and figures, plate 17, from Das ander Buech Gemacht auff die zway Colonnen, Corinthia und Composita

after Hans Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, Leeuwarden 1527–1606 (?) Antwerp (?))

Artist:
Johannes van Doetecum the elder (Netherlandish, active 1554–ca. 1600, died 1605)
Artist:
Lucas van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–72, died before 1589)
Publisher:
Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1510–1570 Antwerp)
Publisher:
or Volcxken Dierix (Netherlandish, active Antwerp, second half 16th century)
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 9 1/4 × 11 3/4 in. (23.5 × 29.8 cm) Sheet: 11 5/8 × 15 5/16 in. (29.5 × 38.9 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Gift of John Sise, 1937
Accession Number:
37.18.3(17)
  • Description

    From a series of twenty-two plates with designs for architectural details of the Corinthian and Composite orders. The series was originally published in 1565 by Hieronymus Cock, with second and third editions published by his widow, Volcxken Dierix, in 1578 and 1581 respectively. This version lacks the title plate, making an identification of the edition difficult. It is bound in a volume containing three series by Hans Vredeman de Vries: I) Das ander Buech Gemacht auff die zway Colonnen, Corinthia und Composita (12 plates); II) Den Eersten Boeck Ghemaect opde Twee Columnen Dorica En Ionica (18 plates); III) Architectura 3e Stuck de oorden Tuschana (12 plates). These series form a three-part set on the subject of the architectural orders, with Den Eersten Boeck (the first book) containing designs for Doric and Ionic columns, Das ander beuch (the second book) containing designs for Corinthian and Composite columns, and Architectura de oorden Tuschana (the third book) containing designs for Tuscan columns. The first two parts were originally published by Cock in 1565, while the third part only appeared in 1578 and was published by Dierix. All three series were designed by de Vries and executed by the Van Doetecum brothers.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: at bottom left: .17.;
    at bottom left, below column: Corinthia;
    at bottom right, below column: Composita

  • Provenance

    Donor: John Sise (American)

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Hollstein (de Vries) XLVII.181.217; New Hollstein (Van Doetecum) II.191.416; Mielke 33.XIII.2; SKB 2218; Hedicke p. 150; Guilmard p. 481

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