Portrait of Bartolomaeus Spranger with an Allegory of the Death of His Wife, Christina Müller

A work made of engraving with etching in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving with etching in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1600

Artist:

Aegidius Sadeler
Flemish, c. 1570-1629

About this artwork

Aegidius Sadeler belonged to one of the great Netherlandish dynasties of reproductive printmakers. Sadeler went to Prague in about 1597 and worked at the court of Emperor Rudolph II. He was so admired for his portrait engraving that he was called the "Phoenix of Engraving." In this complex combination of portraiture and allegory, he paid homage to a contemporary Mannerist artist, Bartholomaeus Spranger. In deference to his fellow artist, Sadeler included a portrait of Spranger's recently deceased wife, as was the custom in 17th­century Northern portraits.

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Artist

Aegidius Sadeler, II

Title

Portrait of Bartolomaeus Spranger with an Allegory of the Death of His Wife, Christina Müller

Origin

Holland

Date

1600

Medium

Engraving with etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

293 x 416 mm (image/sheet, trimmed within plate mark)

Credit Line

Bernard F. Rogers Collection

Reference Number

1935.432

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