Item description for David Teniers and the Theatre of Painting by Ernst Vegelin Van Claerbergen, Margret Klinge, Giles Waterfield & James Methuen-Campbell...
This is an overdue investigation into one of the most remarkable artistic enterprises of the seventeenth century, David Teniers the Younger's publication in 1660 of the magnificent Theatrum Pictorium or Theatre of Painting, the first illustrated and printed collection catalogue. This book provides a detailed and richly layered account of this extraordinary project. In 1651, David Teniers (1610--1690) was appointed painter to the Brussels court of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, Governor of the Hapsburg Netherlands and owner of one of the finest princely collections in Europe, which now forms the core of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Teniers first documented this collection in a series of detailed views of the interior of the Archduke's picture gallery. But his far more ambitious project was a lavishly illustrated single-volume catalogue of 243 of the Archduke's Italian paintings. Fundamental to the project was Tenier's production of small copies in oil of each of the selected paintings for use by the Theatrum's engravers, many of which are illustrated in this book.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8.75" Height: 10.5" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2007
Publisher Paul Holberton publishing
ISBN 1903470498 ISBN13 9781903470497
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More About Ernst Vegelin Van Claerbergen, Margret Klinge, Giles Waterfield & James Methuen-Campbell
Giles Waterfield has worked at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and as director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. He now writes, teaches, and curates exhibitions. His first novel, "The Long Afternoon, " published in England, won the McKitterick Prize in 2001.