- Museum number
View of Granada. 1565
Pen and brown ink
- Production date
Height: 141 millimetres
Width: 204 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The 1997 Schilling Exhibition label text:
'Hoefnagel came from Antwerp. He travelled widely and became the foremost topographical draughtsman of his age. He was the chief designer of the views of cities in 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', published in six volumes by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg (Cologne, 1572-1618). This view of Granada was reproduced in two etchings in volume five of c.1598, one of the Gate of the Alhambra, and the other showing the pits of 'Masmoros' with the Chapel of 'Los Martires' outside the city.'
For another view of Granada dated 1565 in the Albertina, Vienna (inv.no. 22455) see T. Vignau-Willberg, 'Registrierender Blick und enzyclopädischer Geist: der Miniaturist Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600)' in 'Aspekte deutscher Zeichenkunst' Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Band XVI, Munich, 2006, pp.85-86
Lit.: R. Schilling (ed.), 'Die von Edmund Schilling gesammelten Zeichnungen', published privately, Edgware, 1982, p. 227, 'Das kleine Album', no.63.
This view of Granada was reproduced in two etchings in volume 5 (c.1598) of Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', (published in Cologne between 1572 - 1618).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1997-8 Sept-Jan BM Schilling, no.55
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Civitates Orbis Terrarum
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- In 1997, the Museum acquired on the death of Mrs Rosi Schilling the majority of a collection of mostly northern Old Master drawings assembled by her late husband the curator and later drawings dealer and adviser, Edmund Schilling (1888-1974). Schilling was born in Germany and came to Britain in 1937 after the rise of the Nazis. He was prominent as a specialist in German Old Master drawings and his widow’s bequest in his memory was predominantly made up of studies that he had collected in this field. Given its importance, the Museum accepted the bequest for public benefit in good faith, and has afterwards researched its history, insofar as it has been able. There remain however many works in the bequest with uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45 and the Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of these works during that era.
This drawing was acquired by Edmund Schilling for a small album (no. 63) that he compiled for his wife, Rosi Schilling (see for further details 1997,0713.1; for the original album, see 159.b.28).
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number