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Print Quarterly December 2020 (Vol. XXXVII, No.4) Issue Published

The December 2020 issue of Print Quarterly (Vol. XXXVII, No. 4) has been published and contains two articles on Dutch and Flemish artists.

The first, by Barbara A. Kaminska, examines the Allegories of the Medical Profession (Four Appearances of a Physician) (1587) by Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617). The article discusses the early modern perception of physicians, often seen as rivals to surgeons with practical experience. This view is contested by the author and, through the lens of Goltzius’ prints, their complementary methods and roles in the medical profession are revealed instead. As such, these prints participate in the broader early modern phenomenon of shaping professional identities through images, theatrical plays and sermons.

Blanche Llaurens’ article examines the more than 350 prints by the Flemish printmaker and publisher Jaspar Isaac (ca. 1585-1654) which are copies of prints by other artists. The author argues that copying prints presented a significant commercial opportunity for Dutch and Flemish émigré-printmakers to establish themselves within the thriving print market in Paris. The outputs of Isaac’s publishing projects are examined to better understand how he differentiated himself in Paris among his competitors through creative adaptations or alterations.

CODART members may also be interested in Maureen Cassidy-Geiger’s book review of Raffinesse im Akkord: Meissener Porzellanmalerei und ihre grafischen Vorlagen, a two-volume publication about print sources for miniature paintings on eighteenth-century Meissen porcelain. Where possible, the catalogue of 475 entries presents the names of the artists, engravers or publishers of Dutch, French, German and Italian print sources used.


New Evidence for the Life and Career of Giulio Campagnola by Irene Brooke

The Physician’s Image in Hendrick Goltzius’s Allegories of the Medical Profession (1587) by Barbara A. Kaminska

Jaspar Isaac (c. 1585–1654) and the Business of Copying Prints in Paris by Blanche Llaurens

Early Modern English Prints in the Joseph Ames Album at the Morgan Library by Malcolm Jones

The Virgin in Lima: A Frontispiece by Gregorio Fosman and its Afterlife by Emily C. Floyd And Ricardo Kusunoki

The Role of Prints for Bernini’s Fortuna Critica (Bernini Tradotto: La Fortuna Attraverso le Stampe del Tempo, 1620-1720) by C. D. Dickerson III

Haiku-Surimono: The Haiku Surimono Collection Album of the Old Man Baimin, vol.I by Ellis Tinios

Victorian Movable Picture Books (Playing with the Book: Victorian Movable Picture Books and the Child Reader) by Sileas Wood

Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet by Flavia Pesci 

Léon Spilliaert: Oeuvrecatalogus van de prenten – Catalogue Raisonné des Estampes – Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints by Eric Gillis

The Young Josef Albers at the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop, Germany (Der junge Josef Albers: Aufbruch in die Moderne) by Carole Haensler

The Life and Art of Clifford Webb by Joanna Selborne

Barnett Newman: Zeichnungen und Druckgrafik by Daniel Godfrey

Georg Baselitz: Peintre-Graveur III by Marco Livingstone

Publications Received

Catalogue and Book Reviews
DĂĽrer at the Albertina by Giulia Bartrum

Meissen Porcelain and its Print Sources (Raffinesse im Akkord: Meissener Porzellanmalerei und ihre grafischen Vorlagen) by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger

Aquatint Worlds, 1770–1820 by Tom Young

A Private Collection of Illustrated Books from Goya to Max Ernst (De Goya à Max Ernst: Livres illustrés de la bibliothèque R. M.) by Jean Khalfa

Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance by Paul Coldwell

Manga by Jaqueline Berndt

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