• Female Glass Engravers in the Early Modern Dutch Republic

    Author(s):
    Martine van Elk (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Renaissance / Early Modern Studies
    Subject(s):
    Early modern women writers, Glass arts, Early modern Dutch literature, Dutch culture
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/5ntg-xw59
    Abstract:
    This essay explores glass engravings by Dutch authors Anna Roemers Visscher, Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, and Anna Maria van Schurman. I place these engravings in their rich contemporary contexts, comparing them to other art forms that were the product of female pastime. Like embroidery, emblems, and alba amicorum, engraved glasses combined text and image, transforming each glass into an object that fulfilled key social and cultural functions. Above all, engraving glasses allowed women to forge new self-representations, specifically through their use of play to question binary oppositions and moral certainties.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
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