Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenth-century Dublin physician, was a connoisseur collector of rare books and fine bindings. This exhibition focuses on one of the treasures of his collection, the Icones principum virorum doctorum, pictorum chalcographorum statuariorum nec non amatorum picturae artis numero centum ab Antonio Van Dyck pictore ad vivum expressae eiusque sumptibus aeri incisae, printed at Antwerp in 1646 by Gillis Hendricx. The online exhibition is the brainchild of Drs. Peter Cherry and Laura Cleaver of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, TCD, and the students of their M. Phil. class in Art + Ireland. We are particularly grateful to the following students both for their enthusiasm for the project and their web-pages: Patrick Anthony Caffrey, Hannah Baker, Ray Bolger, Madison Bowman, Laura Harvey-Graham, Gearoid Hayes, Thomas Hodson, Helena Jedziniak, Mary Martin, Ally Nolan, and Stephen Odlum. The Librarian of the Worth Library, Dr. Elizabethanne Boran was happy to provide assistance to this project. She is particularly grateful to Mr. Antoine Mac Gaoithín, Library Assistant of the Worth Library, without whom this online exhibition would not have come into being.
Image: Alessandro Scaglia (1592-1641). Fig. 23 in book.
The names of authors of individual web-pages are given at the end of each page. All images, unless otherwise stated, are from Worth’s copy of Icones principum virorum doctorum, pictorum chalcographorum statuariorum nec non amatorum picturae artis numero centum ab Antonio Van Dyck pictore ad vivum expressae eiusque sumptibus aeri incisae (Antwerp, 1646). The exhibition is the ninth in a series of website exhibitions which explore aspects of the holdings of the Worth Library. For further details about the Edward Worth Library please contact our website: www.edwardworthlibrary.ie