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 Posted: Mon Jun 13th, 2011 09:30 pm
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I have recently been working on the Haublin portrait of Jacob Boehme, which is a kind of celebration of his mystical philosophy in emblematic figures.

Today with the help of Rafal Prinke I was able to read the first name in the lower part of the engraving, and I list the other signatures on the work.

Lucinos a Lhibenau Inv. 1675.
Desid. Stierhort van Leiden, delineavit.
N. Van Werd, Fecit.
Allardus Wekker Excudit Amsteld.
1677.


Thus it would appear that the original artwork was by Lucinos a Lhibenau,
Desiderius Stierhort van Leiden drew the image from this artwork,
N. Van Werd printed the engraving,
and Allardus Wekker of Amsterdam published (possibly printed) and sold copies.


Nicolaus Haublin is not mentioned on the engraving. I have to assume that he did the actual cutting of the copperplate, i.e. sculpsit.

I am not sure if in the mid 17th century that "delineavit" could be extended to the actual cutting or engraving of the plate. Desiderius Stierhort van Leiden was a well established art engraver of the time. I am also unsure if at that time "fecit" on engravings, could refer to cutting the copperplate, as well as printing out the copies. Some sources refer to N. Van Werd as the engraver.

It seems that with all these people mentioned on the engraving that Nicolas Haublin is somewhat marginalised.

I wonder if there is any evidence that he actually contributed to this work.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 13th, 2011 10:21 pm
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I've found a Google Book in German which seems to make reference to this engraving:

Susanne Skowronek's 'Autorenbilder', published by Königshausen & Neumann, 2000.

Unfortunately S*d's law applies and one of the relevant pages is missing. Go to:

http://books.google.com/books?id=_Jpx8FkObicC&pg=PA179&dq=%22Dein+Tisch+wird+dir+zum+Strick%22&hl=en&ei=dXn2TbzbH5Sr8AOy2_ikBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Dein%20Tisch%20wird%20dir%20zum%20Strick%22&f=false

...and then scroll up to page 172 to start reading.

Last edited on Mon Jun 13th, 2011 10:23 pm by Paul Ferguson

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 Posted: Mon Jun 13th, 2011 10:54 pm
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Thanks for the reference.


Susanne Skowronek says:

"Ein gewisser Nicolaus Häublin soll der Auftraggeber des Stiches gewesen sein."

I suppose this means Haublin commissioned or sponsored the production.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 13th, 2011 11:04 pm
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adammclean wrote:
Thanks for the reference.


Susanne Skowronek says:

"Ein gewisser Nicolaus Häublin soll der Auftraggeber des Stiches gewesen sein."

I suppose this means Haublin commissioned or sponsored the production.


Yes I suppose so. This book might help:

http://www.oakknoll.com/detail.php?d_booknr=99428

Available from Glasgow Univ. Library perhaps?

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 Posted: Mon Jun 13th, 2011 11:20 pm
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The Hollstein series is a very expensive collection. Glasgow has a few of the volumes, but not the one with the Haublin material ! S*d's law works its wonders again !

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 Posted: Mon Jun 13th, 2011 11:27 pm
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adammclean wrote:
The Hollstein series is a very expensive collection. Glasgow has a few of the volumes, but not the one with the Haublin material ! S*d's law works its wonders again !

Here's another, much older reference to the same engraving:

http://books.google.com/books?id=_bgRAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA345&dq=%22Nicolaus+H%C3%A4ublin%22&hl=en&ei=nY72TbqFCYqY8QPHoNm-Bw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Nicolaus%20H%C3%A4ublin%22&f=false


Also, anyone here with an Artnet subscription?

http://www.artnet.com/artists/nicolaus-h%C3%A4ublin/past-auction-results

Last edited on Mon Jun 13th, 2011 11:31 pm by Paul Ferguson


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