Hercules Segers Painter Etcher



This massive book presents a comprehensive overview of Hercules Segers, one of the most inspired, experimental, and original landscapist printmakers of the Dutch Golden Age. The catalogue collects the hundreds of prints shown at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on the occasion of an exhibition on the artist.

The most notable aspect of this impressive publication is undoubtedly represented by both the quantity and quality of the reproductions. Excellent lithography and rough paper bring the artworks back to life, giving the impression that the reader is holding the original pieces in his hands. Even though the book is perhaps not particularly inspired in the layout or overall presentation of the content, it is so dense that it manages to display an incredible number of art pieces while still remaining quite lightweight. The pages containing textual information on the artist are characterised by the use of dark green coloured typography over black paper, mimicking the feel and colours of the original etchings. On a side note, though the book is beautifully crafted and pleasant to the eyes, it must be said that this choice seriously affects legibility. However, this catalogue does not fail to deliver and will please every fan of the artist.



  • Auteur
    Huigen Leeflang, Pieter Roelofs (red.)
  • Oplage
    2,000
  • Omvang
    406
  • Prijs
    49.00 euro
  • ISBN
    9789462083400
  • Verschijningsdatum
    October 2016
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Irma Boom, Amsterdam
  • Fotograaf
    Rijksmuseum afd. Beeld
  • Drukkerij
    LenoirSchuring, Amsterdam
  • Lithograaf
    LenoirSchuring, Amsterdam
  • Boekbinderij
    Van Waarden, Zaandam
  • Materiaal
    Interior: Arcoprint Milk 1.5 120 g/m² (Fedrigoni). Cover: 120 g/m² Wibalin Wit (Winter).
  • Lettertype
    Rijksmuseum (Paul van der Laan)
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    Lithograaf heeft alle beelden van Rijksmuseum-werken naast de originelen bewerkt, dit is de beste lithografie die ik in mijn tijd bij het museum heb gezien. Dit is het platendeel van een uitgave die uit twee banden bestaat. De tweede band verschijnt in januari 2017. Beide banden worden als combinatie geleverd in een slipcase, geproduceerd door Marbus, Lisse.
  • Hercules Segers Painter Etcher

    This massive book presents a comprehensive overview of Hercules Segers, one of the most inspired, experimental, and original landscapist printmakers of the Dutch Golden Age. The catalogue collects the hundreds of prints shown at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on the occasion of an exhibition on the artist.

    The most notable aspect of this impressive publication is undoubtedly represented by both the quantity and quality of the reproductions. Excellent lithography and rough paper bring the artworks back to life, giving the impression that the reader is holding the original pieces in his hands. Even though the book is perhaps not particularly inspired in the layout or overall presentation of the content, it is so dense that it manages to display an incredible number of art pieces while still remaining quite lightweight. The pages containing textual information on the artist are characterised by the use of dark green coloured typography over black paper, mimicking the feel and colours of the original etchings. On a side note, though the book is beautifully crafted and pleasant to the eyes, it must be said that this choice seriously affects legibility. However, this catalogue does not fail to deliver and will please every fan of the artist.

  • Auteur
    Huigen Leeflang, Pieter Roelofs (red.)
  • Oplage
    2,000
  • Omvang
    406
  • Prijs
    49.00 euro
  • ISBN
    9789462083400
  • Verschijningsdatum
    October 2016
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Irma Boom, Amsterdam
  • Fotograaf
    Rijksmuseum afd. Beeld
  • Drukkerij
    LenoirSchuring, Amsterdam
  • Lithograaf
    LenoirSchuring, Amsterdam
  • Boekbinderij
    Van Waarden, Zaandam
  • Materiaal
    Interior: Arcoprint Milk 1.5 120 g/m² (Fedrigoni). Cover: 120 g/m² Wibalin Wit (Winter).
  • Lettertype
    Rijksmuseum (Paul van der Laan)
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    Lithograaf heeft alle beelden van Rijksmuseum-werken naast de originelen bewerkt, dit is de beste lithografie die ik in mijn tijd bij het museum heb gezien. Dit is het platendeel van een uitgave die uit twee banden bestaat. De tweede band verschijnt in januari 2017. Beide banden worden als combinatie geleverd in een slipcase, geproduceerd door Marbus, Lisse.