C. Caesar Dict Perpetuo

  • New
Reference: S47000
Author Joos Gietleughen
Year: 1560 ca.
Measures: 205 x 240 mm
€450.00

  • New
Reference: S47000
Author Joos Gietleughen
Year: 1560 ca.
Measures: 205 x 240 mm
€450.00

Description

Portrait of Julius Caesar on a coin, with edge lettering.

Published and possibly engraved in Cologne by Joos Gietleughen after the woodcut by Hubert Goltzius (1559).

The Hubert Goltzius print is part of a book on the emperors from Julius Caesar through Charles V and his brother Ferdinand, Les images presque de tous les empereurs depuis C. Julius Caesar jusques a Charles .V. et Ferdinandus son frere, pourtraites au vif, prinses des medailles anciennes: non comme elles ont esté evulguées par cy devant, ains au vrai et par tresgrande cure et diligence. Ensemble aussy leur vie et leurs faitz tant bons que mauvais, depaintz du pinceau historique published in 1559. Gietleughen is also credited with carving chiaroscuros.

The subject is derived from the Roman coin, a denarius, classified by Cohen. The coin was minted by the Rome mint in 44 B.C., the year in which the Senate had authorized Caesar, the first case in Roman history, to place his own image on the obverse of a coin.

Jocodus de Curia (fl. 1555) know also as Regnirer Curia or Joos Gietleughen was a Flemish publisher active in Antwerp and Cologne. He published and possibly cut chiaroscuro woodcuts after designs of Frans Floris. Identified by Oberhuber with Joos Gietleughen, who is mentioned by van Mander as having worked with Hubert Goltzius.

A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the platemark, in god condition. Rare.

Bibliografia

N. Bialler, 'Chiaroscuro woodcuts: Hendrick Goltzius and his time', Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and Cleveland Museum of Art, 1993, p.35; Henry Cohen - "Description historique des monnais frappées sous l'empire romain"- vol. I, C24; Michael H. Crawford - "Roman Republican Coinage" - Cambridge University Press 1974 (RRC 480.6 (2)).

Joos Gietleughen (notizie intorno al 1555)

Flemish publisher, printer and printmaker. Published and possibly cut chiaroscuro woodcuts after designs of Frans Floris, active in Antwerp and Cologne. Identified by Oberhuber with Joos Gietleughen, who is mentioned by van Mander as having worked with Hubert Goltzius.

Joos Gietleughen (notizie intorno al 1555)

Flemish publisher, printer and printmaker. Published and possibly cut chiaroscuro woodcuts after designs of Frans Floris, active in Antwerp and Cologne. Identified by Oberhuber with Joos Gietleughen, who is mentioned by van Mander as having worked with Hubert Goltzius.