CEEH Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica

Catalogue study of North European engravers active in Madrid in the first half of the seventeenth century

From March to June 2008

A line of research that is part of the project on North European engravers in Madrid in the first half of the seventeenth century

Under the supervision of María Cruz de Carlos and José Manuel Matilla, data are currently being gathered for the catalogue study of European engravers who worked in Madrid in the second half of the seventeenth century.

A group of students from the History and Theory of Art Department of the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid will be collaborating in this study until June; this team work will enable them to earn credits for the final year subject Practical Seminar II.

Following an inaugural session at the Calcografía Nacional of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, where the attendees were introduced to the engraving technique by curator Clemente Barrena, head of the Archive Department at the Calcografía Nacional, and José Manuel Matilla, head of the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museo del Prado, a visit was conducted to the Goya room in the Biblioteca Nacional, where the curator of the photograph collection and head of the Fine Arts Section, Isabel Ortega, showed them a selection of prints from the library’s holdings.