Thursday, 21 September 2017

Hendrick de Keyser and his Contemporaries



Hendrick de Keyser ( 1565 -1621)
and his Contemporaries.

A few random jottings -
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Isaac James fl. 1600 still living 1625/5
described as tomb maker in contemporary contracts

Was in partnership with Bartholomew Atye (d.1616) 1600 - 02.

Married Anna Manjet at the Dutch Church, Austin Friars April 1603.

His possible master a Brabanter named Richard Stevens (1542 - 92) of Southwark. info Whinney questioned by Adam White - no evidence - but certainly a possibility given the Dutch connections and possible family home in Southwark

He was living in the Parish of St Martin in the Fields by 1600 and appears in the Parish Rate Books from 1601 - 1624 - 25, listed under the Waterside Ward close to the sculptor William Ward.

Descended from James van Hawstert (Haastrecht a town near Gouda) who came to England in the reign of Henry VIII

Father perhaps William James an inhabitant of the Parish of St Mary Overy, Southwark, who retained strong Dutch connections - his will drawn up in Dec. 1595, proved the next year  mentions a son Isaac a brother in law in Delft and a cousin called Roger (van Haestrecht?) and mentions a bequest to the congregation of the Dutch Church at Austin Friars.

A probable descendant of  dutch immigrant James van Hewstert (a corruption of Haastrecht).

Documented works of Isaac James -

1. 1600 - 1 Sir Edward Denny and his wife, Waltham Abbey, Essex in partnership with Bartholemew Adye.

2. 1601 - 2 Sir Richard Kingsmill Highclere, Hampshire, with in partnership with Bartholemew Adye.

3. c.1611 Henry Lord Norris and family, Westminster Abbey

4. 1613 - 14 Sir Thomas Walmesley, wife and son Thomas St Mary, Blackburn (destroyed)

5. 1614 - 16 Henry Earl of Northampton Formerly St Mary in Castro, Dover, dismantled and partly lost. with Nicholas Stone the Elder

Above info from A Biographical Dictionary of London  Tomb Sculptors - c 1560 - c. 1660. by Adam White, Walpole Society Journal, 1999.

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Nicolas Stone 1586? - 1647.

see - A biographical Dictionary of London Tomb Sculptors. c.1560 - c. 1660. Adam White. Walpole Society Journal 1999


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Henrick de Keyser
Johannes Meyssens
engraving 1662
162 x 113 mm.


Hendrick de Keyser
engraving
Jonas Suyderhof after T de Keyser
with a dedication by the poet Joost van den Vondel - (1587 - 1679).
Vondel wrote many satires criticising  the Calvanists and extolling the virtues of Oldenbarnevelt
(see below bust of Oldenbarnevelt
1621.

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Terracotta
72.5 cms
Rijksmuseum


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Bust of Piet Heyn (d.1628).
Attrib to Hendrik de Keyser II
terracotta 
Height 80 cms.
Rijksmuseum.

Piet Heyn became a seaman at a young age. When he was fifteen years old, he was taken prisoner by the Spanish and made to serve two years as a galley slave. After his release, Heyn pursued a career in the merchant marine: he held high-ranking positions in the Dutch West India Company. In 1628 he captured a Spanish treasure fleet (known as the ‘Silver Fleet’) off the coast of Cuba. A year later he perished at sea.

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Currently described by the Rijksmuseum as Vincent Coster
1608.
by Hendrick de Keyser
Marble
Height 75 cms.
Rijksmuseum






William I Prince of Orange
Hendrick de Keyser
Workshop?
Terracotta
78cms
c. 1615 - 20
Rijksmuseum
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Jan de Bisschop
Drawing of the Bust of Pieter Adriaenz van der Werff (1529 - 1603) 
after Hendrick de Keyeser ( bust disappeared).
Pen and brown ink over black chalk
212 x 133 mm
Sotheby's Amsterdam. lot 122, - 29 April 2014.


http://www.sothebys.com/fr/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.420.html/2014/gustav-leonhardt-collection-l14307

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Johann van Oldenbarnevelt
Terracotta
Rijksmuseum








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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Jan Gaspar Gevartius - Engraved by Paulus Pontius after Rubens



Jan Gaspar Gevartius - 
Engraving by Paulus Pontius 
after Peter Paul Rubens.
c.1630.

Depicted with a bust of Marcus Aurelius



314 x 211mm
Rijksmuseum



Portrait of Gevartius 
Rubens
c. 1630

Koninklijk Museum voor Scone Kunsten, Antwerp




Hubertus van den Eynden
Engraving by Lucas Vorsterman 
after Anthony van Dyck





Hubertus van den Eynden

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Portrait of Andreas Colijns de Nole, Pieter de Jode (II), after Anthony van Dyck, 1628 - 1670




Portrait of Andreas Colijns de Nole,
 Engraving Pieter de Jode (II), 
after Anthony van Dyck, mid 17th century








Rijksmuseum

Hendrick van Baelen - Paulus Pontius after van Dyck


Hendrick van Baelen (1575 - 1632) - 
Sketched and Painted by Anthony van Dyck
Engraved by Paulus Pontius after Anthony van Dyck.

Painter and Stained Glass Artist.
Antwerp
Pupil of Adam van Noort
Teacher of van Dyck


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Anthony van Dyck
Sketch
24.4 x 19.7 cms
c. 1627 - 32

J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Calif.
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Anthony van Dyck
Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrick_van_Balen


Continuing the theme of Sculpture portrayed in paintings and engravings.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Engraving by Bernard Picart



Bernard Picart (1673 - 1733).
Netherlands
Rijksmuseum.

Busts of Paul Scarron (1610 - 60) dramatist, and poet with Seneca
73 x 137 mm.





Saturday, 16 September 2017

Johann Platzer - The Sculptors Studio



The Sculptors Studio.
by Johann Platzer (1704 - 61).
Oil on Copper
646 x 883 mm
signed JG Plazer
c 1730.

Continuing with the theme of Sculpture illustrated in other mediums.


Johann Platzer - Austrian