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Print Quarterly December 2023 (Vol. XL, No. 4) Issue Published

A note and a book review in the December 2023 issue of Print Quarterly may be of interest to CODART members for their material relating to Dutch and Flemish artists and the wider activities of the region.

The Note by Christien Melzer on the exhibition catalogue Maarten van Heemskerck & Co. Welt/Bewegend thoroughly explores Heemskerck’s graphic cycle on the Vicissitudes of Human Affairs, engraved by Cornelis Cort and published in 1564 by Hieronymus Cock. Melzer discusses the massive scope of discourse proposed in the essays with regards to the cycle’s intellectual, iconographic and social circumstances.

Meanwhile, Truusje Goedings’ review of Silvia Tammarro’s Theatrum Sabaudiae. Das Kupferstichwerk der Herzöge von Savoyen. Entstehung, Rezeption, Funktionswandel (1660-1740) dives into Joan Blaeu’s topographical project to illustrate the regions of Piedmont and Savoy published in two volumes in 1682 by his three sons, and later in seven further editions. Excitement is warranted for the emergence of two more copies of the 1682 edition.

Contents
Agostino Veneziano’s Venetian Engravings of the 1520s by Angelika Marinovic

Beyond Siberia: Drawings by Le Prince for the Histoire Generale des Voyages by Thea Goldring

La Fontaine, Goya, Grandville: A Study of Visual and Literary Sources by Paula Fayos-Perez

Arthur von Franquet, Collector of Prints by Munch by Lars Berg

Notes
The Polyhedrists: Art and Geometry in the Long Sixteenth Century by Susan Dackerman

Marcantonio Raimondi’s Matrix for The Massacre of the Innocents by Lisa Pon

Maarten van Heemskerck’s Vicissitudes of Human Affairs by Christien Melzer

Gaspare Sacchi and a Date for Marcantonio Raimondi’s Virgin and the Cradle by David Ekserdjian

A Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish Engravers, 1714–1820 by Tim Clayton

Manet’s Letters to Félix Bracquemond Rediscovered by Nigel Ip

The Crowd in Fin-de-Siècle Prints by Britany Salsbury

Edvard Munch: In Dialogue at the Albertina by Paul Coldwell

Memories of ShĹŤwa: Impressions of Working Life by Wada SanzĹŤ by Quintana Heathman Scherer

Norman Stevens (1937–88) by Paul Coldwell

Charles Donker. D’Abord Regarder by Stephen H. Goddard

San Francisco’s Mission Gráfica: Reflecting a Community in Print by Tatiana Reinoza

Walton Ford (b. 1960) by Susan Tallman

Niels Borch Jensen’s Printshop by Jennifer Ramkalawon

Obituary for John Ittman (1942–2023) by Louis Marchesano and Innis Shoemaker

Publications Received

Catalogue and Book Reviews
Johann Philipp Thelott (1639–71), Printmaker in Frankfurt by John Roger Paas

The Theatrum Sabaudiae in Bird’s Eye View by Truusje Goedings

Insights into small European Devotional Images by Alexandra C. Axtmann

Surrealists in New York: Atelier 17 and the Birth of Abstract Expressionism by Christina Weyl