Monday, February 17, 2014

Dutch Drawings and Prints - Inspiration

Hans bol, 1584: Sotheby's Lot 8, January 29th, 2014 Old Master Drawings
One of the styles adopted for embroidered pictures in the mid-17th century was a scene, often that of a rolling landscape, inside of a frame made of animals, bugs, birds and slips.  I was perusing an auction of Dutch masters and came upon this late 16th century drawing which uses the same construct.  I would bet that there are engravings of the same types sold in England that formed the basis for the copyist draftsperson to lay out embroidery patterns on linen.

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