On Tuesday 13 April Jeroen Luyckx will present a paper on Cornelis I (d. 1528) and Willem Liefrinck (d. c. 1536–46), the brothers who laid the foundation for what would grow to be a dynasty of printmakers. By studying both published and unpublished prints and written sources, Jeroen will evaluate the role that these progenitors played as block cutters for the monumental print projects of Emperor Maximilian I in Augsburg as well as the origins of their work as independent print publishers in Antwerp.

The lecture is part of the virtual 2021 conference of the Renaissance Society of America.  More specifically, it is part of the session on Netherlandish Printmaking Before Aux Quatre Vents: Professionalism in the Graphic Arts, 1500-1550. The session is sponsored by the Historians of Netherlandish Art and will take place on Tuesday 13 April from 16h00 to 17h30 CET. The full program of the session can be found here. Attendants have to register in advance and pay the registration fee in order to get access to the conference platform. A video recording of the session will be available on the platform until 22 May. For more information, please visit the RSA website at www.rsa.org.