The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine
The Wisdom of Fools, from Six Proverbs

Similar

The Wisdom of Fools, from Six Proverbs

description

Summary

Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)

Born in Antwerp, Jacob de Gheyn I was glass painter, engraver, and draftsman. In 1585, he moved to Haarlem, where he studied under Hendrik Goltzius. He moved again, to Leiden, in the middle of the 1590s. His work attracted the attention of wealthy sponsors, and his first commission was for an engraving of the Siege of Geertruidenberg from Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange. De Gheyn painted some of the earliest female nudes, vanitas, and floral still lifes in Dutch art. He is credited with creating over 1,500 drawings, including landscapes and natural history illustrations. He produced 117 engravings for the military manual The Exercise of Armes while living in Amsterdam.

date_range

Date

1629
create

Source

Metropolitan Museum of Art
copyright

Copyright info

Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

Explore more

jacques de gheyn ii
jacques de gheyn ii
karel van mander i
karel van mander i
engraving
engraving
prints
prints
after karel van mander i
after karel van mander i
wisdom
wisdom
fools
fools
proverbs
proverbs
netherlands
netherlands
high resolution
high resolution
ultra high resolution
ultra high resolution
dutch
dutch