Dianthus and Almond

Title

Dianthus and Almond

Subject

Early Modern Illustration of Almonds

Description

Around 1560, Georg Bocskay, secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, created the Model Book of Calligraphy to exhibit his skill and mastery of writing styles. Thirty years later, Joris Hoefnagel was commissioned to illuminate Bocskay's text. He added fruits, flowers, and insects to complement the pages' current designs. This image, with an almond at its center, is an example of his work.

Creator

Joris Hoefnagel (Flemish / Hungarian, 1542 - 1600) and Georg Bocskay (Hungarian, died 1575)

Source

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Publisher

The J Paul Getty Museum, visible online at
http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2302/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-dianthus-and-almond-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/

Date

1561 - 1562; illumination added 1591 - 1596

Contributor

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Rights

Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

Object Number: Ms. 20, fol. 21

Relation

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Format

Medium:
Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment

Dimensions:
Leaf: 16.6 x 12.4 cm (6 9/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Language

Flemish and Hungarian

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

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Coverage

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Original Format

Manuscript

Physical Dimensions

6 9/16 x 4 7/8 in.

Files

00258101.jpg

Citation

Joris Hoefnagel (Flemish / Hungarian, 1542 - 1600) and Georg Bocskay (Hungarian, died 1575), “Dianthus and Almond,” Food origins, accessed February 23, 2024, https://tenochtitlan.omeka.net/items/show/22.