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[Academy of Fine Arts]

Cort, Cornelis, 1533?-1578, engraver.

[Rome] : [Lorenzo Vaccari], 1578.

Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (P980001** )()

  • Title:
    [Academy of Fine Arts]
  • Author/Creator: Cort, Cornelis, 1533?-1578, engraver.
  • Publisher Info.: [Rome] : [Lorenzo Vaccari], 1578.
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Netherlandish engraver, who was active in Flanders until 1565 when he left for Italy.
  • Physical Desc.: 1 print : engraving, b&w ; plate mark 43 x 29.5 cm., on sheet 46 x 31 cm..
  • Summary: The print shows a workshop where various arts are being practiced. A sculptor standing on a platform labelled STATVARIA, carves with a chisel and a hammer a statue of Roma, with the river God and a wolf with Romulus and Remus at her feet, while below an artist models the sculpture of a horse, which is labelled SCVLTVRA. At right, a painter works on the fresco of a battle ("PICTVRA). The practice of anatomy is signified by the presence at left of a cadaver and skeleton, which are drawn by two young boys. An engraver with a burin and a copperplate sits at a table, labelled "Typorum æneorum / INCISORIA."
  • Language: Latin
  • Notes: After a drawing by Jan van der Straet (Joannes Stradanus), British Museum, SL,5214.2.
    Dated 1578, but for the probable execution of the print in 1573, see Bury (2001), no. 3.
    Dedication to Giacomo Buoncompagni at the bottom of the image: Ill.mo et Ex.mo D.no Iacobo Boncompagno Arcis Praefecto, ingenior[um] ac industriae fautori, Artiu[m] nobiliu[m] praxim, a Io. Stradesi Belga artificiose expressa, Laurenti.s Vaccarius D.D. Romae Anno 1578.
  • References: The New Hollstein, 201
  • Form/Genre: Prints -- Low Countries -- 16th century
    Engravings -- Low Countries -- 16th century
  • Subjects: Buoncompagni, Giacomo, dedicatee Art -- Study and teaching -- Italy -- Rome Learned institutions and societies -- Italy
  • Contributors: Straet, Jan van der, 1523-1605, draftsman. Della Vaccheria, Lorenzo, printer.
  • Collection: Prints collection (Getty Research Institute)
  • Additional Place Name: Italy Rome.
  • ID/Accession Number: 1410-207
    P980001**
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 419228291

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