Auricular Cartouche with the Painter Hans von Aachen, the Goldsmith Paulus van Vianen, and the Sculptor Adriaen de Vries

Etcher: Jacob Lutma (Dutch, Amsterdam 1624/44–1654 Amsterdam)

Artist: After Johannes Lutma the Elder (Dutch, Emden 1584–1669 Amsterdam)

Publisher: Jacob Lutma (Dutch, Amsterdam 1624/44–1654 Amsterdam)

Date: ca. 1653

Medium: Etching: second state of three

Dimensions: Sheet: 8 9/16 in. × 7 in. (21.8 × 17.8 cm)

Classifications: Prints, Ornament & Architecture

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1969

Accession Number: 69.554.6

Description

In the center of this characteristic Auricular Style cartouche, the likeness of three of the most prominent artists at the Habsburg court of Rudolf II in Prague have been depicted. In the foreground is the painter Hans von Aachen, who is painting the portrait of the goldsmith Paulus van Vianen. Joining them in the background is the sculptor Adriaen de Vries. The print celebrates not only the three art disciplines held in greatest esteem by Rudolf II, but also emphasizes the fact that the main protagonists of these arts were of Northern descent.

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