In Europa zu Hause – Niederländer in München um 1600 / Citizens of Europe : Dutch and Flemish artists in Munich c. 1600 (catalogue of an exhibition of the Staatliche Graphischen Sammlung München held in the Neue Pinakothek, 12 October 2005-8 January 2006)
Munich, Hirmer Verlag, 2005
(26 cm), 454 pp., 84 colour, 169 black & white illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - A fine study of the international group of artists employed by Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria (1548-1626), whose “passion for court culture on a Florentine scale eventually led him to bankruptcy, and soon after to abdication and a life of solitary Catholic piety” (review by Dorothy Limouze, in Print Quarterly, volume 23, 2006, pp.451-453). The catalogue examines 174 drawings, prints and paintings, by Friedrich Sustris, Pieter Candid (de Witte), Joris Hoefnagel, Johan and Raphael I Sadeler, Hans von Aachen, Hendrick Goltzius, among others. Text in German and English. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.