In this double issue of Simiolus Ruben Suykerbuyk discusses the (now lost) mausoleum of Philip of Cleves in Brussels, and shows how that man’s frustrated ambition became the source of a new trend in funerary monuments that was picked up by many who were greater than him. Marieke van Wamel proves that a portrait that was always thought to preserve the likeness of Felipe de Guevara depicts somebody else altogether, James Hall establishes a broad and most interesting context for Michelangelo’s nasty remarks on Flemish painting, and Laurens Kleine Deters provides an analysis of the remarks on art and artists in Marcus van Vaernewijck’s 1568 Spieghel.
The issue also includes Jane Turner’s review of the Taschen volume of the Rembrandt drawings and prints by Schatborn and Hinterding.
Contents Simiolus 42 nr. 1/2
The swan song of Philip of Cleves (1456-1528): innovative tomb sculpture and ducal imagery in the Ravenstein mausoleum
Marieke van Wamel
Not Felipe de Guevara, but Wilhelm von Roggendorf: a portrait of a knight attributed to Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen
Under siege: the aesthetics and politics of Michelangelo’s attack on Flemish painting
Laurens Kleine Deters
“Paintings that can give great joy to the lovers of art”: Marcus van Vaernewijck’s notes about art and artists (1568)
Jane Shoaf Turner on Peter Schatborn and Erik Hinterding, Rembrandt: the complete drawings and etchings
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