Love-in-a-mist and a hymn for Easter



This picture Love-in-a-Mist, Sweet Cherry, and Spanish Chestnut has been created in Vienna by Joris Hoefnagel (Flemish / Hungarian, 1542 – 1600) and is now in the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Hoefnagel was self-taught and famous as manuscript illuminator and as one of the first artists to work in the new genre of still life. In 1591, Hoefnagel was appointed court artist to Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, and he demonstrated his astounding technical facility when he added illuminations to a manuscript completed thirty years earlier by the celebrated scribe Georg Bocskay.

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