Alardo de Popma: 11 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

Alardo de Popma (before 1617–1641) was a Flemish engraver, who worked in Madrid in the further on seventeenth century, according to the old-fashioned references to his works.[citation needed] His copperplate engravings put in title-pages, frontispieces and portraits, which are characterized by an exceptionally clean and confident line.[citation needed]

His is known to have lived in Seville for a time, perhaps in order to undertake a commission there.[citation needed]

In 1616 he produced the engravings for the Cronicón de la excelentísima casa de los Ponce de León, published in 1620. He executed the title-page for the Comentario sobre las palabras de Nuestra Señora, que se hallan en el Evangelio by Fr. Pedro de Abreu in 1617. In 1621 he allied forces gone Jan de Courbes to fabricate a function commissioned by the Order of Merced that included fifteen copper plates. In 1624, he engraved the title-page of Pedro Fernández de Navarrete’s Conservación de las Monarquías y Discursos políticos (Madrid, 1626) and far ahead the title-page for the Historia de las Ordenes Militares de Santiago, Calatrava y Alcantara (Madrid, 1629), by Francisco Caro de Torres, as capably as the frontispiece for the Obras de San Juan de la Cruz (1630), commissioned by the widow of Pedro Madrigal. Other works append his contributions to El glorioso doctor San Ildefonso by Salazar de Mendoza (Toledo, c. 1618) and to El embajador by Juan de Vera y Zúñiga (1620). The latter is one of his most well-known works, because of the clarity of the parentage and the piece of legislation of light.

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