0130 Philipp van den Bossche – Sac. Caes. Mai. Phrygiarius

  • Beket Bukovinská (Author)
    Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prahue

    Beket Bukovinska works since 1970 at the Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences, where she became in 2000 Head of the research center Studia Rudolphina. Her main research interests are applied arts at the court of Rudolf II, especially glyptics, goldsmith's work and the Kunstkammer. She participated on the exhibition "Rudolf II. and Prague - the Imperial Court and Residential City as Cultural and Spiritual Center of Central Europe" (Prague 1997) by presenting applied arts and the Kunstkammer, co-organized international conference "Rudolf II, Prague and the World" (Prague 1997). In 2000 founded the research center Studia Rudolphina and its Bulletin, in 2015 organized the international conference Dresden–Prag um 1600: Zum Transfer von Kunst, Kultur und Wissenschaft, in collaboration with Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

  • Peter Zieschang (Translator)

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The text summs up the knowledge on the personality of Philipp van den Bossche who worked at the Prague court of Rudolph II as a silk-embroider. Heinrich Modern opened a fresh view on this artist by two articles dealing with his activities as an outstanding landscape drawer whose work can be seen in the context of the Prague court and in close relationship with the drawings of Paul van Vianen, Pieter Stevens, or Roelandt Savery. The inventory of the Kunstkammer of Rudolph II from the years 1607–1611 lists interesting entries documenting Bossche's embroideries with the motives of landscapes, figural scenes, and still lives. The main part of the text concentrates on the relationship of these embroideries with two embroidered still lives with flower vases from the collections of Det danske Kunstindustrimuseum in Copenhagen.


Philipp van den Bossche, Prague court, Rudolph II, Kunstkammer, Det danske Kunstindustrimuseum Copenhagen