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Dirck Volckertsz. Coornhert (1522-1590), Author, Secretary of the City of Haarlem, Printmaker, Goltzius's Teacher

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

Date:

1591

Artist:

Hendrick Goltzius
Dutch, 1558-1617

About this artwork

In this print Hendrick Goltzius simultaneously paid homage to his teacher while also displaying his own virtuosic talent for engraving. By manipulating the difficult process, which includes sculpting directly into a metal plate with a chisel-like tool called a burin, Goltzius achieved an astonishing degree of realism. To underscore the aim of this portrait, Goltzius included the inscription Ad Vivum Depictus (Drawn from Life).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hendrick Goltzius

Title

Dirck Volckertsz. Coornhert (1522-1590), Author, Secretary of the City of Haarlem, Printmaker, Goltzius's Teacher

Origin

Netherlands

Date

Made 1591–1592

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

425 × 324 mm (trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Harold Joachim

Reference Number

1961.878

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