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Otto van Veen's Emblems Printed by Anna Margaretha Blanckaert

[ 22 Jun 2018 ]
 
As a tribute to the many women printers whose identity was often reduced to that of "wife of" or "widow of the printer", and on the occasion of tomorrow's International Widows Day, we present to this very beautiful edition of the famous book of emblems by Flemish painter Otto van Veen, printed by Anna Margaretha Blanckaert (1670-1750), widow of the printer Henrik Verdussen. Missing from the title pages of the works she edited, the name of this great woman printer is not even mentioned in most bibliographies...

Because "to name is to show and because one is not born, but rather becomes, *the widow of, here is her name again : Anna Margaretha Blanckaert !


 
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posted by  Benjamin at  16:13