Peter Scriverius, from Quatuor Personae

A work made of engraving and etching on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving and etching on cream laid paper.

Date:

1649

Artist:

Cornelis Visscher, the Elder (Netherlandish, c. 1520-1586)
after Pieter Claesz. Soutman (Dutch, c. 1580–1657)

About this artwork

Peter Scriverius, a renowned poet and scholar, provided verses to accompany Hendrik Goltzius’s portrait Frederik de Vries (1923.1068). Here Scriverius himself appears in the fifth portrait of a series of prints depicting four famous Dutchmen (Quatuor Personae), for which he wrote celebratory Latin poems. Dutch translations appear below several of these sheets, assuring a wider audience for the prints. Cornelis Visscher’s lively engravings feature illusionistic twists in the helmet, baton, and book that extend into the viewer’s space.

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Artist

Cornelis Visscher, the Elder

Title

Peter Scriverius, from Quatuor Personae

Origin

Holland

Date

1649

Medium

Engraving and etching on cream laid paper

Credit Line

Gift of Horace S. Oakley

Reference Number

1923.1038

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