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Anna Maria van Schurman

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (printed)

  • Date:

    mid 17th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dalen, Cornelis van II the younger, born 1638 (engraver)
    Janssen van Ceulen, Cornelius, born 1593 - died 1661 (artist)
    Jonghe, Clement de (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.980-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 8

Physical description

Print, portrait of a woman, half-length, facing half right, within an oval border of masonry, with a putto in each lower corner.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (printed)

Date

mid 17th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Dalen, Cornelis van II the younger, born 1638 (engraver)
Janssen van Ceulen, Cornelius, born 1593 - died 1661 (artist)
Jonghe, Clement de (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Tanta fides…parem. Constanter / Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen Pinxit C. v. Dalen Junior Sculpsit Clement de Jonghe excudebat.'
Lettered with name of sitter, 6 lines of verse

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm cut, Width: 23.8 cm cut

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Anna Maria van Schurman, engraving by Cornelis van Dalen after Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen, mid-17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hollstein, F. W. H. Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700. Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger, 1949.
Muller, Frederik. Beschrijvende catalogus van 7000 portretten, van Nederlanders. Amsterdam: F. Muller, 1853.
Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Paris: É Bouillon, 1854-1908.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.
Lang, G. E. (1990). Etched in memory: The building and survival of artistic reputation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

The following excerpt is from the above text:

"The first woman etcher of whom there is any record was Anna Maria Schurmann (or van Schurman), a child prodigy of Dutch parentage, who died in 1678."

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Putto; Scholar; Artist; Miniaturist; Painter

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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