Pendant Design with a Sea Monster Ridden by Thetis and a Man with a Sail
Designs for Pendants II
Adriaen Collaert (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1560–1618 Antwerp)
after a design by Jan Collaert I (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1530–1581 Antwerp)
published by Philips Galle (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1537–1612 Antwerp) , in Antwerp
Engraving; second state of two (New Hollstein)
Sheet: 7 1/16 × 5 3/16 in. (17.9 × 13.2 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1942
Not on view
Vertical panel with a pendant design at center. The design shows a sea monster carrying the reclining figure of Thetis on its back, while a nude male figure stands with one foot on the monster's head and raises a sail. The ornament is suspended from a small jewelled motif tied with a ribbon at top. Plate 2 from a series of ten plates with pendant designs in the shape of sea monsters. The series, known as Designs for Pendants II, was engraved by Adriaen Collaert, after designs by his father, Jan Collaert I, who died in 1580. Jan Collaert I produced several series of pendant designs, including the prequel to this series, Designs for Pendants I. This print belongs to the first edition, published in Antwerp by Philips Galle in 1582.
Inscription: At bottom left: 2
Vendor: Harold Wright (British) (c/o Knoedler and Co.) Vendor: Knoedler and Co.
New Hollstein, Collaert Dynasty VI.295.1655 ii/ii; SKB 721(2); Guilmard 480.13b