„Die vornehmsten Plätze und Gebäude, die in Danzig zu sehen sind“. Aegidius Dickmans Ansichten von Danzig 1617


  • Lars Olof Larsson




The paper discusses a set of etchings depicting different buildings
in Gdansk (Danzig) and different parts of the city, first published
in 1617. The artist was the little known Ægidius Dickman, active in
Gdánsk and probably also in the Netherlands in the first quarter of
the 17th century. In the same year that these etchings were published,
Dickman also finished a large birds-eye view of Gdánsk. The set
of town views and the panorama were both republished by Claes
Janszoon Visscher in 1625.
The author of the article discusses the relationship between
Dickman and Visscher and their collaboration on this project, as
well as their wider artistic relationship. Dickman seems to have been
trained in the Netherlands, the etchings proving his familiarity with
Visscher´s topographical prints.


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Author Biography

Lars Olof Larsson

Lars Olof Larsson is the professor emeritus at the University of Kiel.
Has acted as visiting professor at the Universities of Boston and
Munich and at the Estonian Art Academy in Tallinn. Fellowships at
Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies, Villa “I Tatti” in Florence and
at the Netherlands Institute for Advances Study (NIAS), in Wassenaar.
Doctor honoris causa at the Estonian Academy of Art, Tallinn. For
several years chairman of the CMA Böckler-Mare Balticum-Stiftung.
Main fields of research: European sculpture and court art, 16th–18th
centuries, Scandinavian art of the 19th and early 20th centuries, German
and Scandinavian architecture of the 20th century.
Recent works include a monograph on rhetorical aspects of
Renaissance and Baroque portraiture, and articles on the Flemish
and Dutch impact on Early modern architecture in Northern Europe.




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