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Jan Collaert II - Lydia - Engraving, Public domain image


Jan Collaert II - Lydia - Engraving, Public domain image



Op de voorgrond Lydia, een vrouw die handelde in purperstoffen. Op de achtergrond laat Lydia zich dopen door Paulus. De prent heeft een Latijns onderschrift en maakt deel uit van een prentserie met beroemde vrouwen uit het Nieuwe Testament.

Since the 16th century, Dutch artists used prints to promote their art and access a wider public than what was possible for a single painting. During the Dutch Golden Age, (17th century), Dutch artists perfected the techniques of etching and engraving. The rise of printmaking in the Netherlands is attributed to a connection between Italy and the Netherlands during the 1500s. Together with the large-scale production, it allowed the expanding reach of an artist’s work. Prints were popular as collecting items, so publishing houses commissioned artists to create a drawing or a painting, and then print the work for collectors - similar to what occurs at publishing houses today. Dutch printmaking evolved rapidly, so in 16th-century etching prevailed over the engraving. Major Dutch Printmaker Artists: Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hendrick Goltzius, Rembrandt van Rijn, Anna Maria van Schurman, Adriaen Jansz van Ostade, Ferdinand Bol.



1595 - 1599



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