Title Plate with Two Pendant Designs Above and Neptune Standing on a Cartouche Below
Designs for Pendants II
Adriaen Collaert (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1560–1618 Antwerp)
after a design by Jan Collaert I (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1530–1581 Antwerp)
published by Philips Galle (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1537–1612 Antwerp) , in Antwerp
Engraving; second state of four (New Hollstein)
Sheet: 7 1/16 × 5 3/16 in. (17.9 × 13.2 cm)
Portfolio Covers, Ornament & Architecture
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1942
Not on view
Vertical panel with two pendant designs above a strapwork cartouche with the title. Each pendant is suspended from a small jewelled motif tied with a ribbon and is composed of a sea-monster ridden by a nude figure on a shell. Below, Neptune, with his trident in his right hand, stands on the cartouche. Plate 1 from a series of ten plates with pendant designs in the shape of sea monsters. The series, known as Designs for Pendants II, was engraved by Adriaen Collaert, after designs by his father, Jan Collaert I, who died in 1580. Jan Collaert I produced several series of pendant designs, including the prequel to this series, Designs for Pendants I. This print belongs to the first edition, published in Antwerp by Philips Galle in 1582.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: On cartouche: BVLLARVM INAVRIVM ETC. / ARCHETYPI ARTIFICIOSI.; below cartouche: 1582; at top center: PARS / ALTERA; across bottom: IOES COLLAERT DEL. / EIUS FILIUS SCULP. / P. GALLEUS EXCUD.
Vendor: Harold Wright (British) (c/o Knoedler and Co.) Vendor: Knoedler and Co. (French, British, American)
New Hollstein, Collaert Dynasty VI.295.1654 ii/iv; SKB 721(2); Guilmard 480.13b