1 artwork currently available by Cornelius de Cort.
About the Artist
“Cornelius Cort was a North Netherlands engraver and
draughtsman, active in Flanders and Italy.
His first documented works are a series of engravings issued by the
Antwerp publisher Hieronymous Cock, beginning circa 1553. Cort may have been an apprentice within
Cock’s establishment, as none of these prints was inscribed with his name until
after the plates had passed out of Cock’s hands. A letter of 1567 to Titian from the
Netherlands writer and painter Domenicus Lampsonius (1532-99) describes Cock as
By 1560, Cort had developed a bold and strongly modeled
sculptural style of engraving, influenced in part by the Italian Giorgio Ghisi,
who worked for Cock between 1550 and 1555.
Cort was particularly successful in reproducing the Italianate figure
compositions of Frans Floris, after whom he engraved more than 50 prints,
notably the Liberal Arts (seven prints; 1565) and the Labours of
Hercules (ten prints; 1565). He also
reproduced compositions by Maarten van Heemskerck, Andrea del Sarto, Rogier van
der Weyden and others while working for Cock.” (Grove Dictionary of Art)
Livio Agresti, named il Ricciutello, or Ritius, Italian
painter, was born in Forli’ in circa 1508 and died in Rome in circa 1580. He was working in Forli’ (Umbria) and, most
of all, in Rome, where he left after himself paintings in oil and frescoes in
the modes of Roman mannerism in places like Santo Spirito in Sassia.