Veelderhande Niewe Compartimente (Titlepage in Dutch)

Engraver: Michiel Mosyn (Dutch, born 1630)

Artist: After Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Dutch, Amsterdam 1621–1674 Amsterdam)

Publisher: Clement de Jonghe (Dutch, Brunsbüttel (Landkreis Dithmarschen) 1624/1625–1677 Amsterdam) , Amsterdam

Published in: Amsterdam

Date: [ca. 1650–74]

Medium: Etching

Dimensions: Plate: 9 7/16 × 7 1/2 in. (24 × 19.1 cm)
Sheet: 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 28 cm)

Classifications: Albums, Prints, Ornament & Architecture

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932

Accession Number: 32.123.32(1)

Description

The painter Gerbrand van den Eeckhout designed several print series showing cartouches and decorative art objects in the Auricular Style. This particular series of cartouches was aimed at an international audience and three different title pages were made to accompany the prints. This is the Dutch title page, which is the most elaborate of the three. The title cartouche is held up by two male figures and below the cartouche several attributes lie strewn over the floor that might refer to the disciplines for which the designs were most useful: architecture and sculpture.

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