Allegorical figure Pride by Crispin van Broeck

Allegorical figure of Pride in a niche.

Details

Medium:
Pen and indian ink wash
Dimensions:
23 x 10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£45 ( Total: £45)
Acquired in:
1944

Crispin van den Broeck was the brother of Willem van den Broeck and known as a painter, draughtsman and engraver. He was commissioned by the Guild of St Sebastian (the young crossbowmen) to paint an altarpiece, and in 1582 he collaborated on the decorations for the State Entry into Antwerp of Francis of Anjou and contributed a painting of the Judgement of Solomon to the redecoration of the Stadhuis after its destruction in the ‘Spanish Fury’ of 1576. His drawings for engravings, including the illustrations for Plantin, are numerous and are mostly dated from the 1570s onwards. Taken from Grove Art.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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