Johann Theodor de Bry

Johann Theodor De Bry

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Johann Theodor de Bry, the elder son and pupil of Dirk De Bry, was born at Li├Ęge in 1561. He greatly assisted his father in the important works in which he was engaged, as, for instance, the 'Florilegium novum,' which was published at Frankfort in 1612, and with the assistance of his brother Johannes Israel, he completed the two volumes of Boissard's 'Romanae urbis Topographia et Antiquitates,' which were left unfinished at his father's death. He also published 'Emblemata secularia,' 1596, and added considerably to the collection of Portraits of Illustrious Persons, begun by his father. He died at Frankfort in 1623. His prints are signed with the initials J. T. B., or with a monogram.

We have also the following prints by him;
  • Portrait of Gerard Mercator, geographer.
  • Portrait of Daniel Specklin.
  • Four plates of the Elements; J. T. de Bry, inv. et fec.
  • The Marriage of Rebekah; after Baldassare Peruzzi.
  • A March of Soldiers; a frieze; after Titian.
  • Another March of Soldiers, conducting Prisoners, with Death riding on a Horse; a frieze, called the Triumph of Death; after the same.
  • The Little Village Fair; after H. S. Beham.
  • The Fountain of Youth; after the same.
  • The Triumph of Bacchus; after Giulio Romano.
  • The Venetian Ball; after Theodore Bernard; a circular plate.
  • The Golden Age; from the print engraved by N. De Bruyn; after A. Bloemaert.


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