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Netherlandish Printmakers 16th-17th Centuries: Julius Goltzius (Dutch, d. c. 1565-1595)

Netherlandish Printmakers 16th-17th Centuries: Lucas van Leyden, Maarten van Heemskerck, Cornelis Cort
Philips Galle, Hans (Jan) Collaert, Adriaen Collaert, Karel de Mallery, Theodore Galle, Hendrik Goltzius
Julius Goltzius, Jacob Matham, Jan Sanraedam, Marten de Vos, Jan Sadeler, Aegidius Sadeler, Raphael Sadeler
Crispin de Passe, Magdalena de Passe, Wierix Brothers, Rembrandt, Rembrandt School, Jan Lievens, Jan Joris van Vliet,
Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck

De Vos Old Testament Women 1 / De Vos Old Testament Women 2 / De Vos New Testament Women

Netherlandish School 15th-17th-Century Drawings / Flemish School, 17th-Century
Bernaert van Orley / Lucas van Leyden / Jan Baptiste de Wael / Peter Paul Rubens
Philipp Sadeler / Rembrandt School
German Drawings: Hans Sebald Beham / Virgil Solis
German 16th century printmakers: Heinrich Aldegrever, Jost Amman, Hans Sebald Beham, Hans Brosamer, Hans Burgkmair, Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Durer, Albrecht Durer (After), Hans Holbein (After), Hopfer Brothers, Georg Pencz, Hans Schäufelein, Virgil Solis, Wolfgang Stuber.

Italian School Printmakers, 15th-17th Centuries: Venetian School, c. 1500 / Raphael School / Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
Marcantonio Raimondi / The Master of the Die / Anea Vico / Agostino Veneziano / Nicholas Beatrizet
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Girolamo Fagiuoli / Cherubino Alberti / Titian (after) / Tintoretto (after)
Parmigianino / Giorgio Ghisi / Diana Scultori / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci / Simone Cantarini
Elisabetta Sirani / Gerolamo Scarsello
Julius Goltzius was the son of Hubrecht Goltzius, himself a painter of "History Paintings" and followed in his father's and his teachers' footsteps. We know little about him save that he was married in Anvers / Antwerp on 27 September 1581 and died about 1595. His engravings of the four Evangelists are in the mainstream of Dutch Renaissance History Painting and the needs of the print market in the late 16th century in a country in revolt from King Philip II of Spain, their hereditary ruler but a Catholic, and riven by civil war between Catholics and Protestants. The choice of subject matter is appropriate for Catholics but would also especially appeal to Protestants seeking a biblically-based religion. Although Goltzius has been identified as the son of Hendrick Goltzius, Benezit rejects that assertion. According to the St. Matthew and St Mark engravings, the works are based upon drawings by Anthonie Blocklandt, a pupil of Frans Floris and an artist influenced by Parmigianino during a 7-month trip to Italy. In 1577, Goltzius entered into the Painter's Guild in Utrecht in 1577. The works were published by Hans II Liefrinck, a painter, engraver, and print publisher active in Anvers from 1581 on.
St. Matthew. Engraving after Anthonie Blocklandt, c. 1582. Good impression on laid paper trimmed on or within platemark on top and sides; trimmed within the inscription below. Signed "Jul. Gol. fe[cit]." lower left, "An. Bloc. inue[nit]" center, and "Han[s]. Lie{frinck] excu[dit]" lower right. Rare. Image size: 206x165mm. Price: $3200 (Sold only as a set of four).
St. Mark. Engraving after Anthonie Blocklandt, c. 1582. Good impression on laid paper trimmed on or within platemark. Signed "Jul. Gol. fe[cit]." lower left, "An. Bloc. inue[nit]" center, and "H[ans]. Lie[frinck] ex[cudit]" lower right. Rare. Image size: 212x163mm. Price: $3200 (Sold only as a set of four).
St. Luke. Engraving after Anthonie Blocklandt, c. 1582. Good impression on laid paper trimmed on or within platemark. St Luke, seen here making a portrait of the Virgin and her child, was the patron saint of artists. Rare. Image size: 210x160mm. Price: $3200 (Sold only as a set of four).
St. John. Engraving after Anthonie Blocklandt, c. 1582. Good impression on laid paper trimmed on or within platemark. St John, seen here in the process of writing the Appocalypse, claims Jesus as his patron in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. Arisoto ironically compares St John's patron, who proffered immortality as a gift for serving him, to Arisoto's own patron, whose gifts are less gracious. Rare. Image size: 210x160mm. Price: $3200 (Sold only as a set of four).

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