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La chasse aux lions par le feu

Johannes STRADANUS (inventor) & Philippe GALLE

La chasse aux lions par le feu

s.n., s.l. fin XVIe début XVIIe, 34 X 25,5 cm (cuvette: 27,5 X 20,5 cm). , une feuille.

Authentic original engraving chisel made from a drawing of the sixteenth century Johannes Stradanus. Event on watermarked laid paper, work the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century. Signatures of artists in the board. Latin legend at the bottom of the engraving. Handwritten translation of an ancient writing in the bowl: "Those who care to surprise the lions in nets carry a torch in his left hand and a shield of the right to protect themselves from the fire lions fleeing the flames, are throw in the nets that he was tense. ". Watermark visible by etching transparence.Les margins were lined with small pieces of old laid paper glued on the edges on the back of them, otherwise good conservation status for this very engraving rare.Johannes Stradanus said Giovanni Stradano or Stradanus is a Flemish painter and engraver, born in Bruges in 1523 and died in Florence on February 11, 1605. After he began to learn painting his father, following the death of the latter, he continued his training in the studio of Frank Maximiliaan (from 1535-1537) and then in that of Pieter Aertsen in Antwerp (from 1537-1540). In 1545, it is a free master in the Antwerp painters' guild. He then begins a journey across Europe: in France, then in Italy, where he lived first in Venice, before settling in Florence. He worked for Cosimo I de 'Medici and working with Giorgio Vasari for the decoration of Studiolo of Francesco I de' Medici, and that of Clement VII room of the Palazzo Vecchio. In 1565, he was part of teams of painters and sculptors responsible, under the direction of Giorgio Vasari, to realize the gigantic stage for the entry in Florence Joan of Austria, on the occasion of her marriage to Francis de Medici. Greatly influenced by the mannerist, including Michelangelo, Johannes Stradanus contributes to the development of the great history painting to the Italian. He painted altarpieces for Florentine churches. He also traveled to Rome from 1550 to 1553 and Naples in 1576. After a stay in Antwerp in 1578, he devoted much of his time to the gravure.Philippe Galle, born in Haarlem in 1537 and died in Antwerp in March 1612 is a Flemish engraver, member of a famous family of engravers. He practiced copper engraving, drawing, trade gavures, editing and writing. He trained with Hieronymus Cock in Antwerp, where he serious drawings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, in particular the series of Seven Deadly Sins. He then became a writer Maarten van Heemskerck. From 1557, it has its own workshop, which will be attended by his son, Theodore and Cornelius, as well as his step-son, Adriaen Collaert the Wierix brothers, Hendrick Goltzius, Crispin de Passe the Elder and others Collaert family members. His studio is central to the production of prints Antwerp. Philip Galle has made some of his most admirable works on projects of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (The Alchemist, 1558) of Stradanus, Franz Floris (The Daughters of Lot) and Gillis Coignet ( Aenevm Saecvlvm and the four ages of mankind, 1575). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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