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28 woodcuts showing triumphal arches erected in Antwerp on the occasion of the triumphal engry of Philip of Spain in 1549; illustrations to Cornelius Grapheus' "De seer wonderlijkcke, schoone, Triumphelijcke Incompst, van den hooghmogenden Prince Philips, Prince van Spaignen (Antwerp: 1550). 1549
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Height: 288 millimetres (each sheet; c.)
Width: 192 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The letterpress publication is bound in a brown leather cover with tool-gilting.
This is the Dutch edition; the Latin edition is titled 'Spectaculorum in susceptione Philippi Hisp. Prin. Divi Caroli. V. Caes. F. ann 1549 Antverpiae aeditorum, mirificus apparatus'; there was also a French edition, of which a copy is in the BL.
For another impression of the Dutch frontispiece see also 1925,1007.6.
Literature: W. Kuyper, 'The triumphant entry of Renaissance architecture into the Netherlands: the joyeuse entrée of Philip of Spain into Antwerp in 1549. Renaissance and Mannerist architecture in the Low Countries from 1530 to 1630', Alphen aan de Rijn, 1994.
Elizabeth Cleland, 'Grand Design, Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry', NY (Met. Museum) 2014, pp.104-7 (the book)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2017-18 Sept-Jan, BM, G90, The Business of Prints
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Joyous entry of Philip II of Spain in Antwerp 1549
- Associated titles
Associated Title: De Triumphe van Antwerpen
Associated Title: De seer wonderlijkcke, schoone, Triumphelijcke Incompst, van den hooghmogenden Prince Philips, Prince van Spaignen
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- Acquisition notes
- Campbell Dodgson's ex-libris is pasted on the inside of the front cover, lettered "Diligentia / Ex-Libris Campbell Dodgson".
Inscribed in pen and ink, on one of the fly-leaves: "H. Labouchère" and "Lausanne (A.) April 1906".
Two letters dated 1941 are pasted inside the cover of this book, by respectively Popham and Hind, addressed to Campbell Dodgson (during World War II, when he was residing in Aberystwyth, Wales, the war-time refuge of the British Museum's collection).
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