Engravings of Ancient Sculpture
Jan de Bisschop (1628-1671) Dutch
These engravings were published in 1671 as a compendium of Bisshop's classical engravings entitled
Paradigmata graphices variorum artificum Voor-beelden der teken-konst van verscheyde Meesters.
Bisschop had a law practice in the Hague where he also founded an art school
and a publishing house. His influential circle of friends included the mathematician
and philosopher Rene Descartes and the artist Constantijn Huygens.
The engravings of the Paradigmata, like those of Francois Perrier, helped disseminate the classical ideal
throughout Europe. They were used as paradigms for artists of the period and well beyond.
The following are all original engravings and bear the monogram "JE" ,
which denotes "Jan Episcopius, "Epicopius" being the Latinzation of his name
which is “Bishop” in English.
(F.=Fecit=Latin "He made (it)")
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The sheet size of these engravings is 7 x 12 inches.
The platemark size varies.
Please look at the full sheet by clicking on the images below.