Introducing Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (c.1566 –1568)

By Sholem Stein

The image breakers, c.15661568 by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder.

Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (c.1520–c.1590) was a Flemish artist associated with the English court of the mid-16th Century and mainly remembered as the illustrator of the 1567 edition of Aesop’s Fables, De warachtighe fabulen der dieren[1]. Gheeraerts’ style resembles that of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. In his own day, Gheeraerts was particularly famous as a draughtsman of birds and animals.

4 thoughts on “Introducing Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (c.1566 –1568)

  1. Goetz Kluge

    Henry Holiday, who did the illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s “The Hunting of the Snark” (published in 1876) seemingly liked Gheeraerts “Head” too:

    Best regards from Munich

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