Thomas Neale (1657)

Thomas Neale: Kardinalen
Thomas Neale, Kardinal

Vi ved ikke ret meget om Thomas Neale; bortset fra at han fremstillede et antal tryk i Paris 1657-1659, der mindede meget om Wenceslaus Hollar.

Neale, Thomas (fl. 1657), engraver, worked in the style of Wenceslaus Hollar [q. v.] He engraved, copying Hollar, twentyfour plates of Holbein's 'Dance of Death.' The first plate is dated 'Paris, 1657,' and the plates are signed 'T. N.,' or with his name in full. Nagler supposes him to have engraved the plates for the eighth edition of John Ogilby's 'Fables of Æsop,' and states that he engraved some of the plates for Barlow's 'Diversæ Avium species,' Paris, 1659 [see, however, under Barlow, Francis].

(Dictionary of national biography, 1908, side 149)

Et eksemplar af hans dødedans var til salg i 1882:

8024 A Series of 29 beautifully engraved Plates by H. Weyen, after Hans Holbein, sm. 8vo. brilliant impressions, carefully mounted and bound in green morocco extra, gilt edges, by Niedrée, £5.
                                   Paris, 1657
This rare edition appears to be unmentioned by either Douce, Dibdin, Brunet or Nagler.

(Catalogue of Romances of Chivalry: Novels, Tales, Allegorical Romances; Apologues, Fables ..., 1882, side 745)

Kataloget bemærker, at serien er »unmentioned by either Douce, Dibdin, Brunet or Nagler«. Den havde derimod ikke undsluppet Eustache-Hyacinthe Langlois:

PARIS.

Gravé par Thomas Neale.

97. — 1657. Mortalium nobilitas || Memorare nouissima et in æternum non peccabis j| II. Weyen ex.|| — Les armes de la Mort servent de frontispice, et on lit au bas de cette planche : Tho : Neale 1657 Paris. — In-16. 50 gravures assez jolies, copiées d'après Hollar, plus petites que les planches originales et exécutées en sens inverse. Beaucoup d'entr'elles portent : Tho. Neale fecit ou T.N. simplement. — Se trouve à Rouen (Bibl. Leber, n° 1565). Cité par Brunet (1842,11,606), et non par Massmann.

(E.-H. Langlois: Essai historique, philosophique et pittoresque sur les danses des morts, 1851, bind 2, side 130)

Serien nævnes også af Pennington i hans katalog over Hollar's arbejder:

Deuchar was not the only artist to copy the Hollar Dance of Death. The series was copied in reverse and in slightly smaller size, but without the Diepenbeck borders, and issued in Paris in 1657. On the dais of P 262 [[d.v.s. Dødens Våbenskjold]] is the illegible signature 'G Son...(?) 1657. paris": and in the lower r. corner 'H. Weryen (?) ex'. The prints are approximately 74 × 54, 111 × 90 including the borders. Some are signed 'TN'.

(Richard Pennington: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar 1607-1677, 2002, side 30)

Neale's Kobbertryk er åbenlyse kopier af Hollar. De forskellige autoriteter er uenige om, hvorvidt serien består af 24, 29 eller alle Hollar's 30 kobbertryk. Jeg kan udtale, at der er mindst 29; hvis der mangler et enkelt, så er det den gamle mand.

Syndefaldet
Thomas Neale 1657: Syndefaldet
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Thomas Neale 1657: Uddrivelsen
Efter Syndefaldet
Thomas Neale 1657: Efter Syndefaldet
Pave
Thomas Neale 1657: Pave
Kejser
Thomas Neale 1657: Kejser
Kardinal
Thomas Neale 1657: Kardinal
Kejserinde
Thomas Neale 1657: Kejserinde
Advokat
Thomas Neale 1657: Advokat
Ågerkarl
Thomas Neale 1657: Ågerkarl
Greve
Thomas Neale 1657: Greve
Kræmmer
Thomas Neale 1657: Kræmmer

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