The early Flemish landscape started around 1550 with the great art of Brueghel and the engraver/publisher Hieronymus Cock. Soon the influence of Italy and the court of Rudolf II in Prague inspired Roeland Savery and Paul and Mathias Bril to design beautiful landscapes engraved by the Sadeler and other. It was only with the decline of Antwerp that the best artists and the centre of art moved to more Northern city's as Amsterdam to give a great impulse to the 17th century's Dutch golden age.
Mathias Bril (1550-1584)
Inventa a Mathaeo Bril, ari incisa a Simone frisio,
A;b. H.Hondio excusa cum privilegio Anno 1611
From the second set
of landscapes with the names of Bril and Hondius
Paulus and Mathias
Bril signed for a group of very inspired landscapes.
These were etched by Simon Weynouts Frisius (1580-1628) and published by Hendrick Hondius (1573-1650)
Hendrick III van Cleve (1525-1589)
approx. 17,50 by 24 cm
Burin engravings with Phillips Galle excudit (1537-1612)
A combination of existing city views (left and right) and imaginary landscapes animated with ruins.
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