Title
Newly discovered Wierix prints for Plantin's books of hours Newly discovered Wierix prints for Plantin's books of hours
Author
Faculty/Department
Collectie niet gekend
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
History
Source (journal)
Quaerendo : a quarterly journal from the Low Countries devoted to manuscripts and printed books. - Amsterdam, 1971, currens
Volume/pages
24(1994) :4 , p. 275-295
ISSN
0014-9527
1570-0690
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Among the illustrations used for a 4to Missale Romanum published by Christopher Plantin in 1585 are five prints by Jan Wierix and four anonymous copies of his work, none of which are in Marie Mauquoy-Hendrickx's extensive catalogue, Les Estampes des Wierix (Brussels 1978-83). This new group of religious prints and an already known group of comparably scaled Wierix engravings appear formerly to have been part of a single series of images. A consideration of both the subjects represented and archival evidence suggests that the series had been commissioned for the illustration of books of hours and not the missals in which the engravings are seen today. Finally, a similar examination of the subjects represented in two other sets of Wierix plates catalogued by Mauquoy-Hendrickx (but not part of any known book) suggests that they may also have originally been intended for the illustration of books of hours.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/3749a9/644dcdcccb8.pdf