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Seven Liberal Arts / Grammatica

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    F,1.289

  • Title (object)

    • Grammatica

    Title (series)

    • Seven Liberal Arts
  • Description

    Grammar, a seated old woman teaches a young boy standing besides her the rudiments of reading and writing; she holds a long staff, leans over and points to the pages of the book held by the youth; her dress has the letters of the alphabet; a school room with students and various labelled scholarly tomes; after Floris. 1565
    Engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1565
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 225 millimetres (cut below)
    • Width: 280 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below right "FFloris inue". Two lines in margin "GRAMMATICA OS .... IANITRIX". With a dedication (cut) from Cock to "NICOLAO IONGELINC".
  • Curator's comments

    This is one from a series of seven plates after Frans Floris, engraved by Cornelis Cort (New Hollstein 197-203), for two complete sets see F,1.287-293 and 1950,0520.406-412 (including three copies). After a lost series of paintings by Floris for the villa of merchant and art-collector Nicolaas Jongelinck, in Markgravelei, just outside of Antwerp; after which they were exported to Genoa. The preparatory drawings were possibly made by Floris's pupil Simon Jansz Kies.

    Literature: Edward Wouk, in J. van Grieken - G. Luijten - J. van der Stock, "Hieronymus Cock: The Renaissance in Print", exh.cat. Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels and Fondation Custodia in Paris, New Haven and London, 2013, cat.no.44.

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  • Bibliography

    • Van de Velde 1975 117 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 130.I (Frans Floris) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 197 (Cornelis Cort) bibliographic details
    • Bierens de Haan 1948 224 bibliographic details
    • Riggs 1977 81 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Post-binder Small)

  • Subjects

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    F,1.289

Grammar, a seated old woman teaches a young boy standing besides her the rudiments of reading and writing; she holds a long staff, leans over and points to the pages of the book held by the youth; her dress has the letters of the alphabet; a school room with students and various labelled scholarly tomes; after Floris.  1565  Engraving

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Grammar, a seated old woman teaches a young boy standing besides her the rudiments of reading and writing; she holds a long staff, leans over and points to the pages of the book held by the youth; her dress has the letters of the alphabet; a school room with students and various labelled scholarly tomes; after Floris. 1565 Engraving

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