Bulino - Not signed - 1561
|Condition:||In good condition|
|Title of artwork:||Visus (la Vista)|
|Artist:||Cornelis Cort (1533-1578)|
|Sold with frame:||No|
|Total dimensions (in cm):||20,5 x 26,8|
|Picture size (in cm):||20,5 x 26,8|
Trimmed at the line of the framing, on watermarked laid paper, in very good condition, with only a few stains, only one of which is also visible on the front (see the pictures).
Beautiful copy of the first state of two, bearing the creator “franciscus floris” and the printer “h. cock excudebat” but without the signature of Cornelis Cort.
The image, from the series “I cinque sensi” (the five senses), depicts an allegory of the “Vista” (sight), depicted as a young woman sitting with a mirror in the right hand and, at her feet, an eagle (animal with a very sharp sight). The scene, lit by a bright sun on the background, is framed by the trunk of a tree on the left and by a column on the right.
Underneath the image, the Latin inscription “Sensorium visus exterius quidem sunt oculi inside true duo nerves cerebro pertingentes ad oculos”.
The Dutch artist, painter and etcher, was pupil of Dirck Volckertsz Coornhert in 1550 and apprentice of the publisher Hieronymous Cock. He moved to Venice and lived in the house of Tiziano in 1565 and in 1566, making etchings from the artworks of this artist. Back in the Netherlands, he returned to Venice soon after 1567, then to Bologna and Rome, where he produced engravings from all the great masters of the time and founded a school where he introduced burin, afterwards imitated and perfected by Agostino Carracci in Italy and Nicolaes de Bruyn in the Netherlands (Bartsch). Rare.
The New Hollstein, II, p. 145, 204 I/II;
|Member since:||January 15, 2017|
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