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Print - Designs for Necklaces, Pendants and Earrings of the Highest Skill
  • Designs for Necklaces, Pendants and Earrings of the Highest Skill
    Hans Collaert
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Designs for Necklaces, Pendants and Earrings of the Highest Skill

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Antwerp

  • Date:

    1581

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hans Collaert (designer)
    Hans Collaert (engraver)
    Galle, Philip, born 1537 - died 1612 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving

  • Museum number:

    22787:1

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 120

After Hans Collaert’s death in 1580, his sons and publisher, Philips Galle, produced two more sets of engravings after his designs for jewellery. This is the first one published in 1581, and is comprised of ten prints including the title page. Each pendant is executed with delicate strapwork on a dark field, topped with a delicate ribbon design and hung with three pearls. With the exception of the last two, which show a sundial and a clock, each pendant is also set with a mythological figure.

Physical description

Design for a pendant with sphinxes topped by a sundial.

Place of Origin

Antwerp

Date

1581

Artist/maker

Hans Collaert (designer)
Hans Collaert (engraver)
Galle, Philip, born 1537 - died 1612 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

engraving

Dimensions

Height: 9.6 cm cut to, Width: 6.4 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Hans Collaert (after), print from a suite of ten, including title plate, showing designs for pendants. Flemish, 1581.

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

Hollstein, F.W.H., Ann Diels, Marjolein Leesberg, Arnout Balis, and Collaert. The new Hollstein Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, 1450-1700 The Collaert Dynasty / comp. by Ann Diels and Marjolein Leesberg; ed. by Marjolein Leesberg and Arnout Balis. The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Ouderkerk aan den IJssel: Sound & Vision Publishers, 2005.

Subjects depicted

Sundial; Sphinx

Categories

Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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