Set of 20 Engravings of Celebrated Women / SOLD
|Artist/Maker:||Jan II or Adrien Collaert 1590-1627|
after drawings by Maarten de Vos, Antwerp (1532-1603); published in Antwerp by Phillip Galle (1537-1612)
Maarten de Vos was born in Antwerp and first studied painting under his father Pieter de Vos and Frans Floris, one of the first to bring mannerism to Antwerp. In 1551 Maarten de Vos left Floris and went to Rome to study the works of Michelangelo and then to Venice, where he became the pupil and then the friend of Tintoretto. He was highly successful in Italy, executing commissions for the Medici and others. In 1558 he returned to Antwerp where he worked as a painter and was prolific as a source of drawings that were then engraved and published by others.
Trimmed to plate and remounted with collectors' stamp.
Image shows RACHEL, with the biblical citation, plate 5 from the set of 20; "who was beautiful and well-favored", was Jacob's first love but his second wife.