Anna Maria van Schurman
5 of 7 portraits of Anna Maria van Schurman
Anna Maria van Schurman
by Cornelis van Dalen the Younger, published by Frederick de Wit, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
line engraving, mid 17th century
12 1/4 in. x 9 5/8 in. (310 mm x 246 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1964
Sitterback to top
- Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678), Poet and scholar. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Cornelis van Dalen the Younger (1638-1664), Engraver. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
- Frederick de Wit (1629 or 1630-1706), Publisher. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) (1593-1661), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 148 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
This portraitback to top
In 1657, Johnson painted a monochromatic, 'grisaille', portrait of Anna Maria (now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington), evidently designed as the model for a print. The print, an engraving, was made by Cornelis van Dalen the Younger; its third state, shown here, includes a verse by poet and diplomat Constantijn Huygens.
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Current affairsCharles I's first surviving child, Charles, is born in St. James's Palace. He is baptised by the Anglican Bishop of London, William Laud, and brought up in the care of the Protestant Mary Curzon, Countess of Dorset.
Art and scienceThe Cottonian Library, containing the greatest resource of Old English and Middle English literature, founded by antiquary and anti-royalist, Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, is confiscated by the authorities.
InternationalPhilip IV of Spain and Charles I sign the Treaty of Madrid, ending hostilities between the two countries. Spanish diplomat, Cesare Alessandro Scaglia, assists with the conclusion of the peace deal.
German, Protestant land is regained from Catholic allies on account of Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.
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